Forbes 400 Richest Americans List

22/09/2012 22:50

"Forbes magazine released its list of the 400 richest Americans Wednesday, and (drum roll, please) the rich have gotten richer. As a group, the 400 saw their net worth rise by about 13 percent to some $1.7 trillion...The Forbes list is rolling out alongside recent news that about 1 in 6 Americans is in poverty, that median incomes fell in 2011, and that unemployment remains higher than 8 percent. It also comes as voters are weighing a presidential contest between a multimillionaire businessman and an incumbent whose economic plan includes raising taxes on the rich...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down on The Young Turks.

*Read more here from Mark Trumbull via The Christian Science Monitor:
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2012/0919/Forbes-400-richest-Are-they-leavi...

Read more from Adam Peck via Think Progress: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/09/20/881151/study-wealthy-americans-re...

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