The wealth of America’s three richest families grew by 6,000% since 1982

Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett now have as much wealth as half of the US population combined

Three US families have a combined wealth of $348.7bn. As their generations expand, we are are drifting toward a society governed by the rich. It hardly makes news any more that the US is becoming an extremely unequal country.

Each year new eye-popping statistics juxtapose the reality of decades of stagnant wages for half the country’s workers with today’s extreme concentrations of wealth and power.

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