Bezos, tax return unveiled. Pay less than 1% tax
The richest men in the world pay negligible taxes. This is what emerges from an investigation into the income tax returns of American super scroungers conducted by ProPublica, the non-profit organization of investigative journalism. Multimillionaires – according to Corriere della Sera – like Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg or Tesla founder Elon Musk have managed in recent years to pay very low shares in taxes compared to the increase in their wealth. In some cases and for a few years, they have even cut the American federal personal tax burden to zero.
The picture of a world apart emerges – continues the Corriere -. In America there are the middle classes, who pay tax rates on their incomes between 14% and 37%. And then there is a separate dimension in which the richest live, who on the net increase in their assets between 2014 and 2018 pay 0.1% in a perfectly legal way as happens to Warren Buffett, on a growth of 24 billion. dollars over five years; o they pay o 0.98% as happens to Jeff Bezos, on an increased assets of 99 billion; or 3.27% as Elon Musk manages to do, on an increased wealth of almost 14 billion.