パンデミックの間、ほぼ毎日新しい億万長者が出産しました

ニューヨーク (CNNビジネス)ザ・ COVID-19パンデミック has been good for the wallets of the wealthy.

いくつか 573 people have joined the billionaire ranks 以来 2020, 世界の合計を 2,668, according to an analysis released by Oxfam on Sunday. That means a new billionaire was minted about every 30 時間, on average, so far during the pandemic.
レポート, これ draws on data compiled by Forbes, looks at the rise of inequality over the past two years. それ です timed to coincide with the kickoff of the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, スイス, a gathering of some of the wealthiest people and world leaders.
    Billionaires have seen their total net worth soar by $ 3.8 兆, または 42%, に $ 12.7 trillion during the pandemic. A large part of the increase has been fueled by strong gains in the stock markets, which was aided by governments injecting money into the global economy to soften the financial blow of the coronavirus.
      Much of the jump in wealth came in the first year of the pandemic. It then plateaued and has since dropped a bit, said Max Lawson, head of inequality policy at Oxfam.
          同時に, COVID-19, growing inequality and rising food prices could push as many as 263 million people into extreme poverty 今年, reversing decades of progress, Oxfam said in a report released last month.
          I’ve never seen such a dramatic growth in poverty and growth in wealth at the same moment in history,” Lawson said. “It’s going to hurt a lot of people.

          Benefiting from high prices

          Consumers around the world are contending with the soaring cost of energy and food, but corporations in these industries and their leaders are benefiting from the rise in prices, Oxfam said.
          Billionaires in the food and agribusiness sector have seen their total wealth increase by $ 382 十億, または 45%, over the past two years, after adjusting for inflation. いくつか 62 food billionaires were created since 2020.
          その間, the net worth of their peers in the oil, gas and coal sectors jumped by $ 53 十億, または 24%, 以来 2020, after adjusting for inflation.
          Forty new pandemic billionaires were created in the pharmaceutical industry, which has been at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19 and the beneficiary of billions in public funding.
          ザ・ tech sector has spawned many billionaires, including seven of the 10 world’s richest people, such as Telsa’s Elon Musk, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Microsoft’s Bill Gates. These men increased their wealth by $ 436 billion to $ 934 billion over the past two years, after adjusting for inflation.

          Tax the rich

          To counter the meteoric growth in inequality and help those struggling with the rise in prices, Oxfam is pushing governments to tax the wealthy and corporations.
          It is calling for a temporary 90% tax on excess corporate profits, as well as a one-time tax on billionaireswealth.
            The group would also like to levy a permanent wealth tax on the super-rich. It suggests a 2% tax on assets greater than $ 5 百万, rising to 5% for net worth above $ 1 十億. This could raise $ 2.5 trillion worldwide.
            Wealth taxes, しかしながら, have not been embraced by many governments. Efforts to levy taxes on the net worth of the richest Americans 持ってる failed to advance in Congress 近年では.

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