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08/19/2014 07:49 am ET Updated Aug 19, 2014

The Most Powerful Grandparents In America

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SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com

How is power measured? Is it the money you earn, or the political influence you wield? Perhaps it’s the breadth of your knowledge, the scale of your talent, or the number of lives you touch daily. Maybe it’s just name recognition. (How else can you explain the Kardashians?) More likely, it’s a combination of all those things—measurable assets like wealth mixed with intangible qualities like character and charisma.

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