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Subject: Celebrating American Wealth
On the financial management website,
mint.com, there is an article
Wealthiest Americans of All Time, which looks at the richest
Americans since the founding of the country, converting their net
worth at the times of their death (if applicable) into 2010 dollars.
The information is then presented in the interactive chart displayed
below. You can roll your mouse over the various bars to see the 25
richest Americans of all time. When comparing apples-to-apples in
this way, it is interesting to see that
($53 billion) and
($47 billion) currently rank at #13 and #16 respectively —
quite far below
Rockefeller who amassed a 2010 net worth of $192 billion.
But what really impressed me about this chart was the comment which