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David Koch

September 22, 2011

Many of the US’s richest people have family businesses to thank for their huge fortunes, but the number of people who inherited their wealth on Forbes’s 2011 list of the wealthiest Americans has fallen.

Many of the US’s richest people have family businesses to thank for their huge fortunes, but the number of people who inherited their wealth on Forbes’s 2011 list of the wealthiest Americans has fallen.

February 15, 2008

Four business-owning family members have been named in the top 20 American philanthropists in a new poll which provides an annual analysis of the largest charitable contributions.

Four business-owning family members have been named in the top 20 American philanthropists in a new poll which provides an annual analysis of the largest charitable contributions.

Barron Hilton, 80, chairman of the Hilton Hotel Corporation, came second in the list – The 2007 Slate 60 – with a $1.2 billion donation to his father’s trust, The Conrad N Hilton Foundation, which donates money to help the world’s most disadvantaged people. The contribution came from proceeds from the sale of Hilton Hotels Corporation and the pending sale of Harrah’s Entertainment.

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