9 Things The Wealthiest Americans Could Buy For The Rest Of Us

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The richest people in America have so much money that sometimes it’s hard to put their wealth in perspective.United for a Fair Economy, a nonprofit organisation that promotes the idea of even wealth distribution has come up with a way to quantify the wealth of the 400 wealthiest households in the U.S., by looking at the purchasing power of their combined wealth.

Together, the 400 richest households own a total of $1.37 trillion.

Click through to see what that sum could buy for the rest of America, keeping in mind that many families can’t even afford these goods for themselves.

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