he continued visiting stores and meeting employees even walking with them around the store as they performed their tasks. Walton promised to do the hula wearing a hula skirt outside the NYSE as a gesture of solidarity with the employees if the company made a pre-tax profit of 8%. This would have made his gesture a simple public stunt. The employees finally made it a reality. In 1998, Walton was listed in Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.