You can find an interesting, interactive graphic from The New York Times on the 30 wealthiest Americans. It has adjusted the value of their fortunes for inflation for to make proper comparisons. What I found interesting was the small number of currently wealthy in this club (Bill Gates and Warren Buffet). And I suspect there are quite a few names on this list that students either never heard of, or forgot that you mentioned.
HT to Division of Labour.
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Posted by TSchilling at July 20, 2007 2:33 PM