The Nation: Rocky's Wealth

The exact wealth of Nelson Rockefeller has been a guarded family secret. Now, however, the extent of his assets will be disclosed to the Senate Rules Committee and the House Judiciary Committee as part of his confirmation as Vice President. In the meantime, the best estimates of Rockefeller's holdings confirm his status as the Croesus of American public officials.

With his wife Happy and their children who are minors, Rockefeller is in control of properties, art, trusts, securities and foundation endowments worth about $250 million, a figure that probably reflects the stock market's recent decline. It is not clear whether or not...

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