Forbes 400

Forbes has released its latest list of the 400 richest people in America. The Guardian has worked up a quick analysis, including this great graph showing just how much inequality there is even at the absolute pinnacle of the US wealth distribution:

Bar graph of Forbes 400, 2010

Source: The Guardian analysis of data from Forbes.

The richest person on the list (Bill Gates) has 54 times more wealth than each of the 16 “poorest” people at the bottom, who have a net worth of only about $1 billion each.

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