Dear partners: Thank you for helping us spread the word about the Institute for Policy Studies’s report “Billionaire Bonanaza 2017: The Forbes 400 and the Rest of Us” Please use the hashtag #Forbes400 when sharing with your community.

You can find the executive summary and full report on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 here.

Twitter:

  • New @ips_dc report found those on #Forbes400 list own more wealth than the bottom 64% of U.S. population. http://www.ips-dc.org/report-billionaire-bonanza-2017/
  • . @BillGates, @JeffBezos, @WarrenBuffett own more wealth than the entire bottom half of the U.S. population combined http://www.ips-dc.org/report-billionaire-bonanza-2017/ [image 1]
  • America’s top 25 billionaires together hold $1 trillion in wealth, that’s as much as 70 million households. http://www.ips-dc.org/report-billionaire-bonanza-2017/ [image 2]
  • While the wealth of the #Forbes400 grows rapidly, 1 in 5 U.S households have zero or negative net worth. http://www.ips-dc.org/report-billionaire-bonanza-2017/ [image 3]
  • New @ips_dc report finds #Forbes400 own more wealth than the GDP of Britain, the world’s 5th largest economy. http://www.ips-dc.org/report-billionaire-bonanza-2017/ [image 4]

Facebook:

  • Our new report by found that the billionaires who make up the full Forbes 400 list now own more wealth than the bottom 64 percent of the U.S. population. Read more here: http://www.ips-dc.org/report-billionaire-bonanza-2017/
  • 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 total of 160 million people or 63 million households. Learn more: http://www.ips-dc.org/report-billionaire-bonanza-2017/ [image 1]
  • America’s top 25 billionaires — a group the size of a major league baseball team’s active roster — together hold $1 trillion in wealth. That’s as much wealth as 56 percent of the population, a total 178 million people or 70 million households. Read more: http://www.ips-dc.org/report-billionaire-bonanza-2017/ [image 2]
  • One in five U.S households, have zero or negative net worth. These “underwater households” make up an even higher share of households of color with over 30 percent of black households and 27 percent of Latino households have zero or negative net worth to fall back on. Learn more: http://www.ips-dc.org/report-billionaire-bonanza-2017/ [image 3]
  • Our latest report, “Billionaire Bonanza,” found that the Forbes 400 now owns more wealth than the GDP of Britain, the world’s fifth largest economy. Read more:  http://www.ips-dc.org/report-billionaire-bonanza-2017/ [image 4]

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