The Farm Bill: Safety Net for Family Farmers or Bailout for Billionaires? | 2018 PressReleasePoint
EWG previously reported, 50 members of the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans got at least $6 million each in farm subsidies between 1995 and 2008.
When we matched EWG’s Farm Subsidy Database with the Forbes 400 list, we found that the billionaires who received these subsidies have a collective net worth of $331.4 billion. Some of the other notable members of the 1 percent who once got farm subsidies include the owners of three professional sports teams and the founder of the Bass Pro Shops sporting goods empire.