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The names are famous and often synonymous with great brands, from spaghetti to tires; those who bear them are without question fabulously wealthy. Yet the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Michelins and 35 other billionaire families don't appear on the Forbes World's Richest People list. Why not? It's a question of degrees. We have tried to distinguish between fortunes that belong to individuals or nuclear families, and those that have been passed down through more than one branch of the family tree and are often shared by dozens of heirs. Here are eight extended families we find especially noteworthy:
Originally posted by Wildmanimal
reply to post by PageAlaCearl
Yes, it is a list of individuals. Not Foundations and the other mystical methods of hoarding
wealth. Still, The Queen is an individual, and she isn't on the list?
How odd. No?