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The OxyContin Clan: The $14 Billion Newcomer to Forbes 2015 List of Richest U.S. Families – Forbes

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The richest newcomer to Forbes 2015 list of America’s Richest Families comes in at a stunning $14 billion. The Sackler family, which owns Stamford, Conn.-based Purdue Pharma, flew under the radar when Forbes launched its initial list of wealthiest families in July 2014, but this year they crack the top-20, edging out storied families like the Busches, Mellons and Rockefellers.How did the Sacklers build the 16th-largest fortune in the country? The short answer: making the most popular and controversial opioid of the 21st century — OxyContin.

Source: The OxyContin Clan: The $14 Billion Newcomer to Forbes 2015 List of Richest U.S. Families – Forbes