Does the Walton family earn more in a minute than Walmart workers do in a year?

The Walton family makes more money in one minute than Walmart workers do in an entire year. This is what we mean when we talk about a rigged economy.”

— Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), in a tweet, Feb. 14, 2019

This tweet from the campaign Twitter account of Sanders, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, caught our eye. Whether this is a definition of a rigged economy is a matter of opinion, but we were curious whether his factoid was right — does the Walton family make as much money in a minute as the company’s workers make in a year?

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