American Billionaires

Privilege, Politics and Power

In the Headlines

According to Forbes Magazine, there are more than 500 billionaires in the United States, ranging from tech moguls to hedge fund managers and CEOs. This collection of articles profiles the lives and influence of some of America's best-known billionaires including Jeff Bezos, Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett, the Koch brothers, the DeVos family, and Robert Mercer. Readers explore the powers afforded to those who have accumulated vast amounts of wealth, and investigate how these men and women seek to use their platforms to buy influence, sway politics, and advance personal causes, charitable and otherwise. Media literacy questions and terms will challenge readers to assess how journalistic principles are applied to news coverage of the incredibly wealthy few.

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Reading Level: 9

Interest Level: 7-12+

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-6428-2336-3
Author : The New York Times Editorial Staff
Copyright : 2021
Language : English
Pages : 224
Trim : 6" x 9"
Dewey : 320.973086'21--
Black-and-White Photographs • Glossary • Index • Media Literacy Terms • Media Literacy Questions • MLA Citations • Detailed Table of Contents