richest 400 americans…

In the year 2000, the top four hundred US households earned a combined income of sixty-nine billion dollars. (This is annual earnings, not assets). So the four hundred richest Americans, if they chose to do so, could save eight million lives a year and still be able to live on forty-four billion dollars a year, or 101 million dollars of annual income for each household on average.

– Earth Institute & Brian McLaren’s “Everything Must Change”

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