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To Match Walton Heirs’ Fortune, You’d Need to Work at Walmart for 7 Million Years


That is insane wealth. They do not even pay their employees a living wage. Average Wal-Mart salary is $14,500 a year.

from MJ:

Just how rich are the Waltons? According to the latest edition of the Forbes 400, released yesterday, the six wealthiest heirs to the Walmart empire are together worth a staggering $115 billion. This marks the first time in American history that one family has controlled a 12-figure fortune. While the nation’s richest person is still Bill Gates, the sixth-, seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-richest Americans are all Waltons.

To put that in perspective, here’s a chart of things the Waltons could afford to pay for:

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/09/sam-waltons-fortune-walmart-employees-7-million-years