Each year, I take a gander at the Forbes 400, just to see if I get listed among the lucky few that own the United States. Once again, I am not. I believe I occupy position 238,786,019 on the expanded list. The momentous thing this year is that (despite the poor stock market) the list finally broke the $1 trillion mark. In other words, despite the lack luster performance of the stock market, the gap between rich and poor is growing like never before. I don't think we will have very long to wait until the Forbes 400 passes the $2 trillion mark.
Anyway, I always find the list interesting as it shows business and societal trends.