Socioeconomic classes spreading?

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<p>"A nine-figure fortune won't get you much mention these days, at least not on these pages. This year, for the first time, everyone on The Forbes 400 has at least $1 billion. The collective net worth of the nation's wealthiest climbed $120 billion, to $1.25 trillion. "</p>

<p>Wow...big jump! Does this mean our economy is booming or that the gap between the rich and the poor is growing? Here come the modern JP Morgans, Rockefellers, and Carnegies....</p>