The Presidency: Money Talk

Jack Kennedy's financial status has always been kept pretty much a closed bankbook. But last week the public got at least a peek into the President's purse —and it appeared pretty full. Working on information provided him by the Kennedy family and making some educated guesses, Washington Correspondent Fletcher Knebel wrote a seven-article series about the President's finances for the Des Moines Register and the Minneapolis Tribune. Knebel estimated Kennedy's worth at about $10 million, thanks mostly to trust funds set up years ago by Joseph P. Kennedy for all his children. He revealed that Kennedy has never owned...

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