"The elite ranks of our billionaire class continue to pull apart from the rest of us," a new Institute for Policy study analysis finds
... The three wealthiest people in the United States - Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett -now own more wealth than the entire bottom half of the American population combined, a totalof 160 million people or 63 million households.
● America's top 25 billionaires - a group the size of a major league baseball team's active roster -together hold $1 trillion in wealth. These 25 have as much wealth as 56 percent of the population,a total 178 million people or 70 million households.
● The billionaires who make up the full Forbes 400 list now own more wealth than the bottom 64percent of the U.S. population, an estimated 80 million households or 204 million people - morepeople than the populations of Canada and Mexico combined.1
● The median American family has a net worth of $80,000, excluding the family car. The Forbes 400own more wealth than 33 million of these typical American families...