H-E-B owners rank No. 15 on Forbes’ list of richest families in America
The Butt family, owners of Texas-based grocery store H-E-B, rank among America’s wealthiest families in 2020, according to a list compiled by Forbes. 15 out of 50 of the richest families in the U.S., all worth at least $7.3 billion. According to Forbes, the family behind H-E-B is worth $17.8 billion, up from $11 billion five years ago, according to My San Antonio. Forbes’ last ranking of “America’s Richest Families,” curated in 2016, put the Butt family at the No. From 2016 to 2020, H-E-B experienced an approximate increase of $8 billion in revenue.
Center for Race and Justice proposed
Center for Race and Justice proposed for Prairie View A & M University (KPRC)THREE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE CENTER FOR RACE AND JUSTICE:1-PVAMU President Dr. Ruth Simmons came up with the idea in the wake of the racial unrest after the George Floyd killing. 2-Goal will be to address issues of race and to expose students to cutting edge research and activists whove lived a life of uplifting their communities. 3-One million dollar personal contribution was made by Charles Butt, Chairman of H-E-B to kick start the funding for the center to be named after Dr. Ruth Simmons. Ruth Simmons, Ph.D., President of Prairie View A & M University, says the idea behind the center is to address issues and work to find solutions to race related problems that continue to exist in this country. With funding underway and curriculum being developed she says all thats needed now is approval from the Texas A & M University System board of regents.