America's 10 richest families

From the Waltons to the Rockefellers, Forbes has compiled the first comprehensive ranking of the nation's 185 wealthiest families, collectively worth $1.2 trillion.

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Jul 15, 2014 9:16PM
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But for all their big bucks they can not drive the economy since for that you need the middle class which of course the government has placed on the endangered species list by their irresponsible actions with the taxpayers money.
Jul 16, 2014 7:59AM
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The poor will be with us always...and so will the rich. I don't hate anybody but I do save my sympathies, loyalties  and affections for the middle class. A close reading a world history will clearly indicate that the wealthy and the poor are a bigger threat to democracy, freedom and prosperity than my social class.  The rich are always driven by the addiction to have more at the expense of others and the poor are forever hapless, violent, ignorant and wanting a handout. I'd never lift a finger against the rich or the poor but I'd never help them in their agendas either. In our country both parties are only concerned with the rich and the poor. We middle classers will fend for ourselves in spite of our one-sided leaders.
Jul 15, 2014 10:40PM
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I worked hard and for 47 years full time before retirement. I enjoyed the article in spite of the class hatred it was meant to evoke, noted by other's comments, MSN's writers have accomplished their mission. Too bad more people won't be happy with what they have and not realize the world does not owe them a free ride or even a living. That's why it's called "Earning a Living".
Jul 19, 2014 3:37AM
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The Walton family should be ashamed of themselves...worth $152 BILLION and still do not provide HEALTH INSURANCE to their employees.  Instead, they dump their employees on states Medicaid roles.  SHAMEFUL display of unbridled GREED.
Jul 15, 2014 6:41PM
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Sorry MSN...I'm not a hater of wealth...I enjoyed reading about these fortunate families...
Jul 16, 2014 1:39PM
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Ain't capalism great. Was watching the history channel a few months back. I did not  know that the founders of standard oil , us steel, jp morgans were not rich men. Most back then just had a desire to suceed and leveraged their homes and families for their one shot at fame and glory.
Jul 19, 2014 8:18AM
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Sam Walton is probably flip flopping in his grave if he knows what his children have done to Wal-Mart, Remember he promised everything sold in his stores would be American made, not the junk we see today being peddled by his heirs, that's made in China.
Jul 16, 2014 3:06AM
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Another BS story by mainstream media...the Rothchilds are by far the wealthiest family in the world followed by the Rockefellers...who were not even listed, although mentioned I article, not listed...what a crock ..wake up people u r constantly being lied to
Jul 16, 2014 9:29AM
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Nice try MSN to create more class envey,,,didn't work, anyone with a brain knows and appreciates their efforts and combine that with the hundreds of thousand these companies employ and you have what America was meant to be and how we have com so far despite the goons in Washington.
Jul 16, 2014 12:11PM
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All of these people provide things that have value to the average person. That's a fact no matter how much some people hate them for making money doing so.
Jul 16, 2014 12:11AM
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what would this world be like if these people never existed.
Jul 16, 2014 11:27AM
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   The Title of this article should be " The 10 Families Who Run Our Nation "
Jul 16, 2014 2:17PM
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How about an article on America's 10 poorest families?  I'm sick of hearing about the rich.
Jul 15, 2014 11:31PM
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Let the class warfare games begin...
Jul 16, 2014 4:17PM
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What some of you blind leemings fail to grasp the irony of the situation. The countries that were poor 50 years ago are eating our lunch as they grasp and understand things like education, hardwork, and capitalism. The United States is taking their place with socialism, lazy citizens, and the uneducated. My how times have changed.
Jul 16, 2014 11:51AM
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Where is Bill Gates and Warren Buffet on the list?
Jul 16, 2014 11:44AM
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Walmart pays workers the least out of all these people- if they paid workers 15 an hour they could lose 30 percent of their workforce by having better workers- they are greedy pigs - they have billions- they should be forced to wear pig snouts- each Walmart costs taxpayers 1 million a year because of all their workers on foodstamps - hey you pigs pay your workers more - you can't take all that wealth with you- Do the right thing
Jul 16, 2014 2:44PM
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Now I'm speaking from about 60 years of experience here....Both parties have done stupid things to hurt our country. But this stuff thats going on lately is just plain wrong period. Not saying Bush was a saint and all that great but compared to obama the man looks like einstien.

Jul 15, 2014 7:06PM
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Bet these folks could do something about the "Border Kids".....

 

Cox?!!?.....Hey Cox Family.....could you do SOMETHING about your cable service?!?.....Customer Service!?!......insipid commercials with "in the closet" Paul?

Jul 16, 2014 4:07PM
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LRM:  I live in a 4 sided steal box with rubber top, except on tuesdays when the garbage man comes to empty my home.

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