Never leave a reporter, alone, in a room, with a number

One of the wealthiest and most influential families in the world, the banking dynasty was founded in the 1760s. Because the family’s wealth is private, it’s difficult to ascertain its net worth – estimates range all the way up to a staggering $700 trillion, split between legions of descendants. The philanthropic clan has interests in real estate, art and wine.

The World’s Richest Families’ staggering wealth

According to Credit Suisse, the total wealth in the world in 2017 was $280 Trillion.

Snopes also demolishes this absurd news report from MSN.

Remember, the way to address accusations of fake news is to … create more fake news? Hello?

 

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