Mariah Carey wows Wal-Mart employees

It's been vilified as a bad employer, but Wal-Mart's annual shareholder meeting is less about financial results and more about feting its employees. The world's largest retailer hosts a party in its home state of Arkansas that might surprise a few critics.



Held at the Bud Walton Arena at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, the company plays host to roughly 16,000 attendees including associates, retirees, shareholders, executives, analysts and the media. This year Jamie Foxx served at the master of ceremonies and musical guests included Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Josh Groban, Enrique Iglesias and American Idol winner Lee DeWyze. Executives extolled the wonders of Wal-Mart's international reach while associates from China, Japan and Mexico (among others) cheered them on.