The rich haven't gotten richer--or poorer--this year. For the second year in a row, the price of admission to The Forbes 400 is $1.3 billion. In this, the 27th edition of the list, the assembled net worth of America's wealthiest rose by $30 billion--only 2%--to $1.57 trillion.
Perhaps this is a list for the rest of us; so we know whom to ask, "Brother, can you spare a dime?" This is not the rank stupidity of running an airline advertisement on the same page as a report of an airplane crash; so it must be chutzpah (and that "only 2%" is the cherry on top)! Enjoy your Chutzpah of the Week award, guys!