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 Superrijken beheersen 63% van nieuwe rijkdom infographic
Graphic shows the share of all wealth gained between 2020 and 2021 and the increase in billionaire wealth between 1987 and 2022.


Oxfam dringt aan op “miljardair busting”-beleid

By Jordi Bou

January 16, 2023 - Oxfam is calling for new taxes on the super-rich to tackle a post-Covid rise in global inequality. The richest 1% captured nearly two-thirds of all new wealth created since 2020, worth $42 trillion.

The aid group made its plea as the Swiss Alpine village of Davos hosts political leaders, CEOs and celebrities for the week-long World Economic Forum.

In a report titled “Survival of the Richest”, the charity said that during the pandemic and cost-of-living crisis years since 2020, $26 trillion (63%) of all new wealth was captured by the richest 1%, while $16 trillion (37%) went to the rest of the world put together.

Billionaire fortunes have increased by $2.7 billion a day. This comes on top of a decade of historic gains – the number and wealth of billionaires having doubled over the last ten years.

Oxfam calls for taxes at rates that progressively redistribute wealth and reduce extreme inequality.

PUBLISHED: 16/01/2023; STORY: Graphic News