Saturday, September 25, 2004
The rich get richer, the poor get poorer
The co-founders of Google and Yahoo are among the very richest Americans, according to Forbes magazine's annual list of the country's 400 wealthiest people.I can hear George now—"So why are people complaining about the economy? I just don't get it."
Meanwhile, ex-Broadcast.com owner Mark Cuban is in 215th place, with assets of $1.3 billion. The owner of the Dallas Mavericks was 179th in the Forbes 400 list for 2003, also with $1.3 billion, in an illustration of how the ranks of U.S. billionaires swelled in the last year [emphasis added].