Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Celebrate Forbes Ranking Of The Kansas City Family Cash Ruling Class



Quick look at your Kansas City betters . . .

KC Biz Journal: "Two venerable names in Kansas City made the latest Forbes list of America’s Richest Families. The Hall family, patriarchs of Hallmark Cards Inc., came in at No. 89 on the list. Forbes put the family’s wealth at $2.6 billion. At No. 124 on the list was the Ward family ($1.8 Billion), which owns Russell Stover Candies Inc. and Whitman’s Candies Inc."

This workaday link is important not only because it reminds us who's the boss (other than Tony Danza, of course) but also to mythbust the tyranny of the so-called "work ethic" in acquiring wealth that seems to mislead so many Kansas City natives that don't bother to look the larger role that inheritance is playing in the U.S. economy.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Then the is the American family which is about 10 Trillion in the hole and no one seems pissed about it anymore

Anonymous said...

Capitalism is over. The hipsters with the inherited wealth will be able to camp with the best of them.

Anonymous said...

I have to believe that Kempers didn't make "the list", only because they don't want to..

Anonymous said...

Where was Glazer at?

Che` said...

Has anyone checked to see if Home Depot has pitch forks on sale? New motto: Let's Start A Revolution Together."

Anonymous said...

Billions collected, and for what? A business that will be out of business 10 years after Joyce Hall dies.

4.99 greeting cards, lol.