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…
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.
But, for approximately 46.8 million people, acquiring a millionaire status is just a way of life.
A report from Credit Suisse claimed.
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?
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…
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.
Amazon CEO and founder, Jeff Bezos, was criticized in 2018 after his company paid $0 in federal taxes… Despite profiting more than $11 billion.
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.
But this is legit and, so far, eighty-three millionaires have already signed up to the cause.
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.”
Which will be used primarily to cover the damages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“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.”
But that the answer lies in the adequate taxation of the rich, or as the letter states: “People like us.”
“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 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.”
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.
“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.
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