Thank you for helping us spread the word about the new IPS report “Billionaire Bonanza 2018: Inherited Wealth Dynasties in the 21st-Century U.S.” Please use the hashtags #BillionaireBonanza2018 and #Forbes400 when sharing with your community.

Below are some sample Twitter and Facebook posts. You can find the key findings and full report here.

1.A new @ips_dc report found that a third of the members of the #Forbes400 list own fortunes derived from companies that were founded by earlier generations. #BillionaireBonanza2018 https://ips-dc.org/report-billionaire-bonanza-2018/

2.The median family in the U.S. owns just over $80,000 in household wealth. #JeffBezos, the richest person in the country (and the world), has accumulated a fortune nearly 2 million times that amount. #BillionaireBonanza2018 https://ips-dc.org/report-billionaire-bonanza-2018/

3.According to a new @ips_dc report #BillionaireBonanza2018, 3 dynastic wealth families seen their wealth increase nearly 6,000% since 1982, meanwhile median household wealth decreased by 3%. https://ips-dc.org/report-billionaire-bonanza-2018/ [Graphic 2]

4.The Bezos fortune expanded by $78.5 billion just in the last year to $160 billion. Even with the increased wage of $15/hour, a full-time Amazon worker would need to work for 2.5 million years to generate this much money. #BillionaireBonanza2018 https://ips-dc.org/report-billionaire-bonanza-2018/ [Graphic 1]

5.Three wealth dynasties the—the Waltons, the Kochs, and the Mars—own a combined fortune of $348.7 billion. That’s more than 4 million times the median wealth of U.S. families. #BillionaireBonanza2018 https://ips-dc.org/report-billionaire-bonanza-2018/ [Graphic 3]

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