It’s a great time to be a wealthy heir after Trump's tax overhaul

Fewer than 2,000 families per year could be subject to the new estate tax limits, but billions of dollars are at stake. The richest 0.1% of families control a growing share of U.S. wealth, from an estimated 7% in 1978 to 22% in 2012, according to a UC Berkeley study. The net worth of the wealthy has zoomed even higher in recent years as values of stocks, real estate and private businesses have climbed.