When a star CEO leaves

Here's a look at what happened when nine famous business leaders left their empires.

1 of 9
Sam Walton (Wal-Mart)
Sam Walton (Wal-Mart)
Former Wal-Mart CEO Sam Walton
Retired 1988

What Mr. Sam's successor, David Glass, lacked in charisma, he made up in smarts. Glass grew the $16 billion chain into a $165 billion colossus with the supercenter concept, among other innovations.
NEXT: Lee Iacocca (Chrysler)
Last updated February 17 2009: 1:35 PM ET
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