America's 400 richest: Not a club but a collective (Really!)

  @FortuneMagazine March 21, 2013: 7:21 AM ET

Thanking the IRS is probably not the sentiment most in your heart at this time of year, but in fact the revenuers have given us something valuable. It's a trove of data that paints a picture of America's super-rich, and the picture would be unrecognizable to many people.

We should study it especially at tax time, as the topic of economic inequality inevitably heats up. The Occupy Wall Street movement will try to revive itself, and once again we'll hear plenty about the outrageous wealth of the 1%.

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