Shocking CEO downfalls

POSTED: 12:16 PM Mar 01 2013   UPDATED: 10:10 AM Jul 24 2014

Walmart's Bill Simon is the latest big-name CEO to make a shocking departure.

Walmart US CEO Bill Simon
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Walmart's US CEO Bill Simon, once on track to head the entire company, is out amid reports of sluggish sales and slow growth. He had been with Walmart since 2010. Here are some other shocking CEO departures and downfalls, some for far more nefarious reasons than others.

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