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The 12 richest families in America

The Cox family, one of the 12 richest families in America | Krista Kennell/Getty Images
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Steel magnate Andrew Carnegie didn’t seem to be a fan of passing on the family fortune. He wrote, “I would as soon leave to my son a curse as the almighty dollar.” While some families may not transfer wealth to younger generations, plenty of American households have. Using Forbes’ latest rankings, here are the 12 wealthiest clans in the nation.

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