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Title Title
Fact check: Bernie Sanders' claim about wealth of the Walton family Fact check: Bernie Sanders' claim about wealth of the Walton family
Summary Summary
Has the wealth of the Walton family increased more than 9,000% since 1982? Has the wealth of the Walton family increased more than 9,000% since 1982?
Highlights Highlights
Content Content
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont <a href="https://twitter.com/SenSanders/status/1057658071638532097">wrote a tweet </a>about the wealth of Walton family and the payment paid to wall mart workers, he claimed the following: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont <a href="https://twitter.com/SenSanders/status/1057658071638532097">wrote a tweet </a>about the wealth of Walton family and the payment paid to wall mart workers, he claimed the following:
https://twitter.com/SenSanders/status/1057658071638532097 https://twitter.com/SenSanders/status/1057658071638532097
<strong>Claim:</strong> <strong>Claim:</strong>
" The wealth of the Walton family, the owners of Walmart, increased more than 9,000% since 1982." " The wealth of the Walton family, the owners of Walmart, increased more than 9,000% since 1982."
<strong>Fact Check: </strong>  <strong>Fact Check: Mostly True! </strong>
The <a href="https://inequality.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Billionaire-Bonanza-2018-Report-October-2018.pdf">report issued</a> by inequality.org, a project  by Institute for policy studies, found that " The dynastic wealth of the Walton family grew from $690 million in 1982 (or $1.81 billion in 2018 dollars) to $169.7 billion in 2018, a mind-numbing increase of 9,257 percent" The <a href="https://inequality.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Billionaire-Bonanza-2018-Report-October-2018.pdf">report issued</a> by inequality.org, a project  by Institute for policy studies, found that " The dynastic wealth of the Walton family grew from $690 million in 1982 (or $1.81 billion in 2018 dollars) to $169.7 billion in 2018, a mind-numbing increase of 9,257 percent"
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Sanders' page <a href="https://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/sanders-khanna-introduce-the-stop-walmart-act-to-put-workers-over-shareholders">on senate.gov  cited that</a> " Since 1982, the wealth of the Walton family has increased about 10,000 percent" Sanders' page <a href="https://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/sanders-khanna-introduce-the-stop-walmart-act-to-put-workers-over-shareholders">on senate.gov  cited that</a> " Since 1982, the wealth of the Walton family has increased about 10,000 percent"
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