In the United States over the past 15 years, 25 billionaires have paid a much lower income tax than they should have. ProPublica based on confidential data from the US IRS published the investigation.
In particular, among the 25 billionaires are Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Journalists compared the data of the US Tax Service with Forbes estimates of capital growth of each billionaire over a period of time.
As it turned out, the fortune of Elon Musk increased by $ 13.9 billion, while the declared income of the founder of Tesla amounted to $ 1.52 billion, of which the state lost only $ 455 million. Thus, the real tax rate of Musk was 3.27%, and in 2018 it and completely evaded taxes.
In turn, the wealth of Jeff Bezos from 2014 to 2018 increased by $ 99 billion, and he paid less than $ 973 million in income tax. The real tax rate was only 0.98%. In addition, in 2007 Bezos did not “pay a single cent of federal income tax”, and in 2011 received a subsidy from the state for $ 4 thousand.
At the same time, the head of the Berkshire Hathaway investment fund Warren Buffett replenished the treasury with $ 23.7 million in the same years, and his own wallet – by $ 24.3 billion. His real tax rate was 0.1%.
Finally, George Soros, who ranks 288th in the ranking of the richest people in the United States, did not pay taxes for three years in a row – from 2016 to 2018.
Company Continues Strategic Expansion Adding New Service Capabilities, Talent, and Broadening Nearshore Footprint SAN JOSE, Calif.—January 5, 2023— GlobalLogic Inc., a Hitachi Group Company and Digital Engineering Leader, today announced the acquisition of Hexacta, a Pan-Latin-America digital and data engineering company. The acquisition is part of GlobalLogic’s continued strategy to expand its offerings, and its […]
Last year, the global medical device market reached $532.62 billion, according to Mordor Intelligence. Ukrainian engineers are involved in the projects of key players, which occupy almost 10% of the market. This share can be estimated at 50 billion US dollars*. Domestic specialists create more than a hundred software solutions of various levels. These include […]
Новий власник Twitter Ілон Маск доручив інженерам попрацювати над перезавантаженням Vine, яке може бути готове до кінця нинішнього року. Про це повідомляє Axios. Зазначається, що інженерам компанії необхідно вивчити стару кодову базу відеосервісу, яка не змінювалася та не оновлювалася з моменту закриття, а саме з 2016 року, коли з’ясувалося, що майданчик не витримує конкуренції. Втім, одне з […]
Credit Agricole has been ranked first in the social responsibility rating of the banking sector, created by Standard-Rating based on the 2022 half-year results. The rating agency commended the bank’s contribution to the economy of Ukraine. The bank has paid UAH 100 million in taxes in advance, while issuing UAH 1.2 billion in loans under […]
From October 1, drivers must turn on the dipped headlights of the car outside the city. This helps to additionally mark the vehicle in conditions of low visibility within the autumn-winter period. GlobalLogic reminds about the importance of compliance with traffic rules and tells about the developments of Ukrainian engineers that affect road safety. In […]
Intellias, a global software engineering and digital consulting company, has announced the completion of its acquisition of Digitally Inspired, a fast growing, UK based peer, focusing on the Retail and eCommerce industry. “I am delighted to welcome the Digitally Inspired team to Intellias. It is symbolic that Intellias’ twentieth anniversary coincided with signing an agreement […]
3×4, a Web3 fundraising platform for non-profits, has been launched in Ukraine to bring innovative crypto & NFT fundraising to the rising number of social impact causes. 3×4 helps non-profit organizations to fundraise utilizing NFTs in collaborations with artists and brands while providing donors utility, revenue and transparency. The idea of 3×4 was born in […]
In order to present existing opportunities and draw attention of the international business community, UkraineInvest organizes an international forum with the participation of leading business representatives and expert environment of Ukraine and the world. The need to rebuild Ukraine creates a variety of attractive investment projects aimed at contributing to shaping a new economy of […]
Due to the actions of the prosecutor ‘s office in Mykolayiv region the Sea specialized port Nika-Tera has frozen a large investment project of 40 million UAH. At the same time the city budget of Mykolayiv has lost a considerable amount of lease of the water fund lands. This was stated by the chairman of […]Next
At 27th of November, 2015 the famous American company REI, which sells products for sports, tourism and travel, reported that on Friday – 30th of November, all 143 stores will be closed. The company decided to arrange for their employees a paid for the output. This decision is a kind of protest against rampant consumerism. […]Next
Lviv Bus Plant (LAZ) won the case from the communal enterprise Kyivpastrans in payment for delivering to the communal enterprise trolleybuses for over 118 million UAH in 2012. On March 16, the Kiev Commercial Court ordered the Kievprastrans to pay Lviv Bus Plant (LAZ) Ltd. more than 118 million UAH for the delivered trolley buses, […]Next
Cosco is the world’s leading container carrier that is the only candidate to bit for the purchase of 51% stake in the state port of Piraeus in Greece. The sale will help to generate hundreds million of euros for Greece, which is experiencing significant financial difficulties , therefore is engaged in the sale of State […]Next
The state corporation Saudi Aramco is preparing to place dollar Eurobonds, a source in banking circles said. According to him, the company is considering the possibility of placing up to five tranches of Eurobonds: with a maturity of three years, five years, ten years, as well as thirty and / or fifty years. Starting on […]Next
From confidence to clarity, there are a number of reasons holding you back from success. Previously LDaily wrote about how important it is to improve the professional value – “To be successful in business means to have a high” social currency “, take into account the things that you need to pay attention to at […]Next
At the annual press conference as part of “Architecture Day 2020”, Intel has announced improvements in the production of new graphics processors for laptops, PCs and server processors. Positive news was received in not the best time for the company Intel, since July 23, after the close of Thursday, shares fell by more than 20%, […]Next
According to the BBC, China has launched the world’s first 6G test satellite into space. It should demonstrate how well the experimental technology of the sixth generation network works. The satellite successfully entered orbit along with 12 other spacecraft after launching a rocket from the Taiyuan Cosmodrome in Shanxi Province. It is known that the […]Next
Big changes are planned in the US Gannett company which decided to coordinate the work of their local and national brands in a new group called USA TODAY NETWORK. On Thursday, December 3, 2015 American media company Gannett announced the merger of its brands in the USA TODAY NETWORK group to improve the quality of […]Next
Recently, according to informed sources, the major Korean automakers Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors announced the purchase of the financial corporation Hyundai Capital from General Electric. The transaction price is generally $ 599,5 million. (Hyundai will pay $ 81,800,000 for 3% of shares, and the company Kia Motors will acquire a 20% stake for $ […]Next
The company Walmart continues to follow the advanced technology in the field of e-commerce and delivery. Walmart has partnered with three drone manufacturers: Flytrex, Zipline and DroneUp, as well as with the large American network of clinical laboratories Quest Diagnostics. According to the company, DroneUp drones have already made 57 flights with the average time […]Next
The National Bank did not participate in trading on the interbank foreign exchange market this week, the regulator’s press service reports. In addition, the central bank did not go to the interbank market last week. Moreover, in the first two weeks of February, the NBU bought $ 200 million to curb the strengthening of the […]Next
The State Property Fund held an auction for the privatization of the property of the Ivankivka distillery located in the Cherkasy region. According to its results, the state budget should receive 90 million hryvnias, according to the agency’s website. It is noted that six participants competed for ownership at the open auction, which increased the […]Next
The first license for an online casino in Ukraine was issued to SpaceX LLC. The Commission for Regulation of Gambling and Lotteries made the relevant decision on Tuesday, February 2. The license entitles the company to carry out “activities related to the organization and conduct of casino games on the Internet” legally. Serhiy Potapov is […]Next
Volvo dropped several cars from a height of 30 meters for crash tests. According to the automaker, such tests are very important for training rescue services. Volvo lifted the cars to a height of 30 meters with a crane, and then smashed them several times. Such a test allowed to simulate damage to cars at […]Next
“MTS Ukraine” (Vodafone Ukraine), telecommunication company reached an agreement with “Ukrtelecom” about buying mobile operator “TriMob”. As noted, the the transaction amounted to about $ 120 million (3 billion UAH). According to one source , negotiations about the deal began since the spring of last year, when the “MTS Ukraine” has sold its fixed network […]Next