Nancy Walton Laurie

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Quick facts

Family: Daughter of James “Bud” Walton, who co-founded Walmart with his brother Sam. Sister of Ann Walton Kroenke. Married to Bill Laurie, a real estate developer and himself a billionaire.

Age: 62 (born May 1951)

Residence: Hendersonville, NV. The family’s residence is an 18,378-square-foot home in the McDonald Heights community of Hendersonville, NV, purchased for $17.5 million in 2007.

Wealth

Laurie is worth an estimated $4.1 billion (as of March 2014), wealth mostly derived from the Walmart shares inherited from her father.

Her husband Bill Laurie owned a National Hockey League team, the St. Louis Blues, from 1999-2006.

Educational and professional background

Education

Nancy Walton Laurie received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Memphis, where she met her husband Bill.

Professional

Nancy Laurie lists herself as a “housewife” in Federal Election Commission filings. The Lauries own the Clayton, MO-based private holding company Linco Bankshares, which lists Nancy Laurie as its President and Founder. As of March 2013, the company claimed total assets of over $658 million.

They operate a number of subsidiaries of Lincoshare, including Providence Bank, which they purchased for $35.7 million in 2007 (named Bank of Lincoln County at the time of acquisition). By 2010 the bank had grown its assets to $150.2 million.

In October 2010, the Lauries purchased Premier Bank in Jefferson City, worth $1.2 billion.[1]

Political contributions

Since 2000, Nancy Walton Laurie has given $27,000 to Republican politicians running for federal office.

Community connections

  • Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet: In 2002, Laurie founded the New York-based Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, considered one of the best companies in the world. And in 2005 the company purchased two buildings, both located in Chelsea, from renowned photographer Annie Leibowitz, and converted them into studio and performance spaces. Laurie also owns the Columbia Performing Arts Centre in Columbia, MO.
  • Chi Omega sorority: Laurie established the Nancy Walton Laurie Leadership Institute of Chi Omega, an organization whose stated mission is to provide professional development and leadership training to members of the Chi Omega women’s sorority, of which Laurie is a member. The organization is headquartered in Memphis, TN.

 


[1] Kate Davidson and Rachel Witkowski, “Walmart Ties Help Mo. Deal Happen”, Oct 19 2010

Comments

  1. christopher malik says:

    from 1986 til 92 i successfully showed appaloosa and american quarter horses on the national and world level. traveling the u.s. and attending major shows you see hundreds of competitors and you meet many and befriend a few…nancy walton laurie was one of those competitors! eventually we became horse show friends.as stylist,nancy asked me to style her hair for various events throughout the season.nancy is truly a fierce competitor and a modest winner and humble loser…she is truly a nice lady.

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