By Shannon Donnelly
Daily News Society Editor
Yet one more indication that Palm Beach is the money center of the universe: In a new Forbes.com piece on the “20 Richest Families in America,” 11 – yes, 11 – of them have ties to Palm Beach.
The names include Koch (live here), Cox (live here), Hearst (used to live here), Fidelity’s Johnsons (Abigail owned a home on Root Trail), Newhouse (lived here), Lauder (live here), Ziff (still own property in Manalapan but are hoping to unload the cozy little beach shack for $175 mill), DuPont (live here), Dorrance (lived here), Busch (live here) and Franklin Templeton’s Charlie Johnson (lives here.)
Come to think of it, our day is pretty much all about making these folks richer. By the time we scarf down a can of the Campbell’s soup warmed up in a Teflon pan, wipe down the counter with a paper towel from Georgia Pacific, relax with a Budweiser, slap on some of some Estée Lauder night cream, check our balance with Fidelity, nod off with Town & Country, then wake up seven hour later and head off to a job at Cox newspapers, we’re pretty much down to the Abrahams and the Georges rather than the Ulysses and the Benjamins.
So, you’re welcome………Read more here—