If the wealth tax, which is rapidly flowing in the U.S. Senate, is actually introduced, an analysis has found that the top 10 billionaires will pay more than half of the total tax revenue.



The Washington Post (WP) reported on the 26th (local time) that if the 'billionaire stance' promoted by the Democrats in the Senate is implemented on the 26th (local time), Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who owns WP, are , reported that the tax revenue paid by 10 'super-rich' people, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, will approach $276 billion (about 322 trillion won).



Democrat Senator Ron Wyden's upcoming bill would impose a minimum 20% tax on unrealized gains on assets such as stocks and bonds, collecting taxes from billionaires who have been criticized for avoiding taxes by not getting paid. Make it the gist.



This means that Cebudam is concentrated in a very small number of people due to the all-time 'tweezers' tax collection after World War II.



Although some opposition within the party against the corporate tax increase may be subdued, it is pointed out that it is difficult to rule out the possibility that the Supreme Court will put a brake on litigation due to bias.



In fact, according to Gabriel Zukman, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), when the system is implemented, the tax paid by the top 10 wealthiest including Musk and Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and “investment genius” Warren Buffett is half of the tax revenue. occupied



Musk, who currently ranks first in wealth, will have to pay $50 billion (58 trillion won) in taxes on unrealized profits in the first five years after the law goes into effect, followed by Bezos with $44 billion (51 trillion won).



Zuckerberg and Google co-founders Larry Page ($29 billion, 33 trillion won), Warren Buffett (25 billion dollars, 29 trillion won), and Bill Gates (19 billion dollars, 22 trillion won) will also have to pay tens of trillions of won in taxes. do.



"Just as nurses and firefighters pay taxes every time they get paid, billionaires who don't pay taxes just because they don't have wages will have to pay taxes on their share," Wyden said.



The parties are strongly opposed to the situation.



Musk immediately posted on Twitter, criticizing the move as the beginning of a stronger Democrat tax hike, saying, "Once they run out of other people's money, they'll reach out to you."



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