The new Forbes 400 list of the richest people in America is out today and the four Walton heirs who own Walmart are all in the top ten once again.
The Walmart heirs are donating very little of their growing $145 billion1 in wealth and lag far behind their peers at the top of The Forbes 400, according to a new analysis by the Walmart1Percent of charitable giving by America’s ten richest people between 2008 and 2013.
The following guest post is from Amber Rain Chandler, a teacher in western New York.
For the Walton family, charity does, indeed, seem to begin at home.
This week, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is holding its annual meeting in Chicago. Today, thousands gathered outside the meeting to show their opposition to ALEC’s right-wing “model legislation.” Some of those present chose to highlight the ongoing role of the Walmart 1% in ALEC.
Revelation Comes on Heels of Growing Concern about Walmart and Walton Family and LGBT Community
Walmart and Walton Family Big Funders of NRA-Endorsed Candidates