The four pillars of the Walton family, on the other hand, have been much less charitable with their cash. Christy, the in-law, gave the most at .04 percent of her net worth, Alice did a little less with .01 percent, and the two men, probably ever-mindful of their financial responsibilities to their families and not their fellow man, did far worse when it came to giving. Rob donated .00003 percent of his net worth to charity, and brother Jim, who also owns Arvest Banks, kicked in just .00004 percent of his pile of wealth to those less fortunate than himself.
Surprisingly, the ultra-rightwing Koch brothers outperformed the Waltons in charitable giving by a considerable amount. David Koch donated .50 percent of his net worth to charity, and Charles Koch managed to let loose of .44 percent for charitable purposes.
One other way of looking at the math would be thus: Bill and Melinda Gates gave 429 times more to charity than did the Walton family. Warren Buffett outshines them by 472 times, and David and Charles Koch each gave more than ten times the amount to charity than the Walton's were able - or willing - to cough up.
So rest easy, Walmart heirs. State and local governments are helping to subsidize the low wages that you pay your employees, other people are stepping forward to take care of the world's needy, and Pa Rock is still picking up your trash.