83 Millionaires Sign Letter Calling for Higher Taxes on the Super Rich | 22 Words

A group of charitable millionaires have come forward with a letter demanding they pay higher taxes to contribute to one major global crisis.

Generous millionaires, who'd have thought it?

Keep scrolling for the full details surrounding their pledge, and to find out which famous faces have signed up...

Did you know that nearly half of the world's entire wealth is in the hands of millionaires?

Yep, it turns out that around forty-four percent of global wealth belongs to those who somehow have over a million dollars in their bank accounts.

For most of us, being this wealthy is merely a pipe dream...

But, for approximately 46.8 million people, acquiring a millionaire status is just a way of life.

In 2019, the number of millionaires rose by 1.1 million...

A report from Credit Suisse claimed.

And a staggering amount of these new-found millionaires came from the United States...

675,000 of them, to be precise.

And this isn't even taking into consideration the number of billionaires out there...

Which is 2,095, according to Forbes... Just in case you wondered.

So, with all these insanely rich people, you'd be forgiven for questioning why the world is still in such a state.

Surely, just a fraction of their wealth could help to put an end to crises such as global warming, world hunger, and the crippling famine in Yemen?

Well, things haven't quite worked out that way.

Sadly, a significant percentage of the elite aren't too generous with their wealth, and prefer to keep it stashed away in offshore accounts to avoid one thing...

Taxes.

For decades now, certain people who acquire a millionaire or billionaire status have come under fire for not paying their taxes like the rest of the world does.

For example...

Amazon CEO and founder, Jeff Bezos, was criticized in 2018 after his company paid $0 in federal taxes... Despite profiting more than $11 billion.

This kind of unjust, and blatantly illegal behavior has been campaigned against for years now...

And the Democratic politician, Bernie Sanders, has publicly outed our country's rich and famous for avoiding their tax payments.

But now, it turns out that there are some millionaires who are actually wanting to pay more tax.

A group of the rich and wealthy have allegedly signed a letter that calls for higher tax payments for those of millionaire statuses.

It sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?

But this is legit and, so far, eighty-three millionaires have already signed up to the cause.

The letter was addressed to "our fellow global citizens"...

And the people who signed it called themselves "Millionaires for Humanity," saying that they believe they have a critical role to play in "healing our world."

These millionaires have pleaded with governments for higher tax payments...

Which will be used primarily to cover the damages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

It reads:

"No, we are not the ones caring for the sick in intensive care wards. We are not driving the ambulances that will bring the ill to hospitals. We are not restocking grocery store shelves or delivering food door to door." "But we do have money, lots of it."

The letter stresses that the problems caused by COVID-19 can not be fixed by only charity...

But that the answer lies in the adequate taxation of the rich, or as the letter states: "People like us."

These select people are conscious of how underpaid essential workers have been during the pandemic...

"We owe a huge debt to the people working on the frontlines of this global battle. Most essential workers are grossly underpaid for the burden they carry."

The letter continued:

"The risks these brave people willingly embrace every day in order to care for the rest of us requires us to establish a new, real commitment to each other and to what really matters."

Some big names are involved...

British filmmaker Richard Curtis, Disney heirs Abigail and Tim Disney, actor, John Driscoll, and Ben & Jerry's co-founder, Jerry Greenfield, are among those pledging for higher taxes for millionaires. Spoiler: Jeff Bezos is not on the list.

The letter concluded:

"So please. Tax us. Tax us. Tax us. It is the right choice. It is the only choice. Humanity is more important than our money." You can read the full details surrounding the pledge here. For more on the world's wealthiest people, keep scrolling to hear the scathing message Anonymous sent to them...