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NeverTrump’s Ricketts Family Boards the Trump Train

The Ricketts family, which spent $5.5 million earlier this year on a negative advertising campaign to stop Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination, will now spend $1 million in an effort to boost Trump’s efforts in the general election.

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Inherited Super Wealth Is On the Decline

Forbes released it’s annual list of the world’s billionaires and it shows that America is increasingly becoming a nation of self-made elite. Since Forbes started keeping track in 1984, the number of completely self-made billionaires (who grew from little wealth)

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World’s Billionaire Wealth Nearly One-Third of U.S. Debt

A new report finds that the number of billionaires in the world leapt by 222 last year to 2,089, with a combined total $6.7 trillion in wealth–a sum that represents roughly one-third of America’s $18,099,042,237,252.89 national debt.