Sep 22, 2003
Forbes magazine came out with its annual list of the 400 richest people in America. The wealth of these 400 people went up by ten% in the last year. They now have a total wealth of almost a trillion dollars. Bill Gates alone controls 46 billion dollars. The family that owns Wal-mart has over 100 billion dollars.
The amount of wealth of these 400 people is equal to the amount of wealth produced last year by 130 countries combined. They have as much wealth as more than 50% of the American population combined. Just the increase in their wealth is more than the wealth produced last year by many countries.
How did they get all this wealth? They stole it from the rest of us both here in the U.S. and the poorer countries of the world!