The Forbes “top 400” list is out. The same names appear. We know maybe half of them. The others are unfamiliar.
Among the 360 also-rans, we know very few.
They did not steal their wealth. They made other people’s lives better, or in the case of the Waltons, Mr. Sam did.
But think of the responsibility. All that money. They could slowly sell their shares and do something positive.
The Gates Foundation is fighting malaria in Africa. This is positive. But it is also funding Common Core. This is not positive. Also — fortunately — this project will fail. Gates is dependent on the American Federation of Teachers to implement it. Enough said.
The Kochs are trying to make the Republican Party more libertarian. This is Common Core on steroids.
Andrew Carnegie gave his money away. The bureaucrats who got into control of his money did great harm. So did the Ford Foundation’s bureaucrats. As for the Rockefeller Foundation, it has funded the Establishment for a century.
It may be hard to make a billion dollars. It is even harder to give it away without doing great harm.
In 2003, I wrote an essay, “The Horror of Being Oprah.” My mind has not changed.
Who’s got the money? Click the link.