April 17, 1998 |
In Michael Moore's muckraking new film, "The Big One," he has included about five minutes from his two interviews with Phil Knight, the chief executive of Nike. In the footage, he asks Knight whether it's OK with him that Nike employs 12-year-olds in its Indonesian factories. Knight says they aren't 12, they're 14. And does that bother him, asks Moore. The answer: No. Nike has decided to take public exception to this representation of Knight's views.
October 15, 1985 |
The richest of the rich in America is worth $2.8 billion, while the poorest of the rich checks in at a mere $150 million. But who's counting? Forbes magazine, that's who, and its 1985 list of the nation's 400 richest people is topped by Sam Moore Walton of Bentonville, Ark., who has made $2.8 billion through his Wal-Mart discount stores. Walton, who danced a hula on Wall Street last year when profit goals were met, replaced Gordon Getty, the front-runner for the past two years.
September 30, 1996 |
From the average Joe to the most bloated fat cat, Americans have more money. But the richest are a lot richer and their ranks have swelled by nearly a third. The 1996 annual ranking of the 400 wealthiest Americans by Forbes magazine includes a record 121 billionaires, 27 more than last year. The ranking appears in the magazine's Oct. 14 issue, released Sunday. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett again lead the list with a combined fortune between them of $33.5 billion.
October 11, 1988 |
Here is Forbes magazine's 1988 list of the 400 richest Americans in descending order of wealth, showing estimated fortune in millions, residence, source of wealth and age. Duplicated numbers represent ties; boldfaced entries are used to designate Californians. 1) Sam Moore Walton, $6,700, Bentonville, Ark., Wal-Mart Stores, 70. 2) John Werner Kluge, $3,200, Charlottesville, Va., Metromedia, 75. 3) Henry Ross Perot, $3,000 Dallas, Electronic Data Systems, 58.