VanityFair.com, 7/14/08

Dynasties in Distress

After going at it for more than a month like two ale-soaked barflies, the Belgian brewing powerhouse InBev (Bass, Stella Artois, Beck’s) and Anheuser-Busch finally agreed today on terms of a merger. For the Busch clan, the deal marks the end of the family’s nearly 140 year control of the fabled brewer. Duff McDonald takes a look at a handful of other wealthy American families that lately have been in the news.

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