by Max Brantley
Forbes magazine's report on the wealthiest 400 people in America is out, and the folks on the list are worth a staggering $1.5 trillion collectively. The poorest guy on the list was worth $1.3 billion.
The Waltons have fallen out of the top 10: Jim Walton, 6th last year with $15.6 billion, is now tied for 12th at $16.3 billion with S. Robson Walton and Christie Walton and family (both 7th last year with $15.5 billion). Alice Walton slipped from 9th to 15th. She had $15.5 billion last year; this year only $16.1 billion. Alice has been dropping a few bucks on Crystal Bridges Museum, of course.