A Look at the Numbers: How the Rich Get Richer

By Julio Franco
Oct 24, 2006
  1. IN 1985, THE FORBES 400 were worth $221 billion combined. Today, they’re worth $1.13 trillion—more than the GDP of Canada.

    THERE’VE BEEN FEW new additions to the Forbes 400. The median household income has also stagnated—at around $44,000.

    AMONG THE FORBES 400 who gave to a 2004 presidential campaign, 72% gave to Bush.

    IN 2005, there were 9 million American millionaires, a 62% increase since 2002.

    IN 2005, 25.7 million Americans received food stamps, a 49% increase since 2000.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Yes they're rich, but are they happy ??

    My old mum said "money can't by happiness", I always replied "no but i'd have fun finding out..."....
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