9 fascinating facts about the 400 richest Americans
Every year, Forbes magazine releases a list of the 400 richest Americans and today saw the release of a new edition. Their rankings aren't official or necessarily 100 percent accurate, but it is pretty much the best source that exists in the world for information about America's hyper-wealthy. These days, the subject of the rankings are no mere curiosity — growing inequality means that moves at the tippy-top of the wealth spectrum have some real meaning for American society. Here are nine key facts learned from the new release.