Fact Check: Bernie Sanders's claim about wealth of the Walton family

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont tweeted about the wealth of Walton family and the payment made to Walmart workers.


” The wealth of the Walton family, the owners of Walmart, increased more than 9,000% since 1982.” An official Sanders page on senate.gov previously mentioned a different different number: “Since 1982, the wealth of the Walton family has increased about 10,000 percent”.


Fact Check: Mostly True! 

This report issued 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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