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Big Bird Is Richer Than Romney

Big Bird has been occupying public television for 43 years, yet he's definitely part of the 1 percent. Big Bird is richer than Mitt Romney. Sesame Workshop (successor to Children's Television Workshop), reported to the IRS a $356-million net worth as of June 30, 2011, compared to Romney's estimated worth of about $250-million....

Sesame Workshop has a liquid cushion of over $130-million in cash and securities...thanks to annual sales of $515 million in Sesame Street branded products, according to Forbes.

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