Billionaires need to help

There are over 500 billionaires in the United States. According to Statista.com, “The total worth of the 400 richest Americans is an impressive 2.29 trillion U.S. dollars.”

 

Undoubtedly, the United States has been good to billionaires. Now, it is time for billionaires to be good to the hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. The devastation of hurricane Harvey is an opportunity for American billionaires to step up and show their true colors, especially the billionaires who reside in Texas.

According to Forbes magazine, “Texas is home to 50 billionaires, led by Walmart heiress Alice Walton, 67, of Fort Worth with a net worth of $33.8 billion. Other notable Texans on the list include Michael Dell, the second-richest Texan with a net worth of $20.4 billion. … Richard Kinder kept the top spot among Houston’s richest, moving up to No. 194 from No. 240 last year. Kinder, who made his fortune in pipelines, gained 33 percent in his net wealth to $7.1 billion in 2017.”

Therefore, if the word “united” in United States has any meaning to American billionaires, money should not be a problem in the hurricane Harvey relief effort.

Kevin Palmer

Martinez

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