Seven of the 12 richest people in the world have names ending in Koch, Walton or Adelson, according to a new calculation by Bloomberg Markets magazine.

Of course, extreme wealth gives you a lot of political power. Here's how these folks wield their influence:

-- The Waltons derive their wealth from Walmart, a company that has historically donated more to Republican causes and lobbied aggressively on taxes and labor issues. It's also not so keen on raising the minimum wage.

-- The Koch brothers once threw $60 million into attempting to dethrone President Obama.

-- And Sheldon Adelson may just be the biggest Republican donor of all. (source)

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