No millionaire has ever existed without labor. Let's tax wealth the same as work.

Join us on August 30th on Dam Square in Amsterdam, where we will reveal a giant Blue Elephant to call on governments to acknowledge 'the elephant in the room' - that taxing wealth is a solution to addressing inequality and funding the responses to the multiple crises the world faces today.

The Blue Elephant is an initiative of Millionaires for Humanity. It travels across Europe to highlight global inequality and the potential of a wealth tax to address inequality. The event on August 30th is a joint effort with German-based taxmenow & Oxfam Novib.

Tuesday, August 30th 2022 at 12 PM to 7 PM.

Dam Square, Amsterdam

The blue elephant will be displayed on Dam Square on the 30th of August from 12 PM to 5 PM.
Speakers at the event are Sander Schimmelpenninck, Marlene Engelhorn, Tax policy expert
Milou Geuns from Oxfam Novib and Vera Vrijmoeth from the Netherlands Trade Union
Confederation (FNV). They will be speaking at 1 PM.

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And the Human Act Award of 2022 is awarded to Marlene Engelhorn

Marlene Engelhorn was awarded for her incredible and relentless approach to working towards wealth taxes in german-speaking europe.

Marlene is the co-founder and one of the faces of the Taxmenow. Taxmenow is an initiative of wealthy people who are actively committed to tax justice.

Marlene has decided not to receive the cash prize of $100,000 which comes with the Human Act Award, but that we could donate the money to others in need.

The money has therefore been donated to the poorest people in Nepal through our partner in Nepal.

Picture by: © Ulrich Palzer

Read more about it here

It’s 2022 and time for change. It’s time for a wealth tax.

As the world reels from the COVID-19 crisis, countries desperately need to finance health for all, economic recovery, and poverty reduction. And as the world grapples with the social tensions generated by rising inequality, countries desperately need to find a way to rebuild social cohesion. The great news for 2022 is that there is a way: to tax the wealth of multimillionaires to help fund the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

"I know – because I am one of the multimillionaires who would have to pay a wealth tax." - Djaffar Shalchi, founder of Human Act and the initiatives Millionaires for Humanity and Move Humanity.

Read founder Djaffar Shalchi's post OECD here




It’s time to go beyond philanthropy.
It’s time for a wealth tax.


Meet our Advisory Board

The Human Act and Millionaires for Humanity Advisory Board will support insight, relation-building, and strategic advice to create a systemic change towards worldwide wealth taxation.

Get to know our nine members

Millionaires For Humanity

Human Act works to model collaboration and collective action. We are proud to have launched and to host several joint initiatives.

In 2021, we formally launched Millionaires for Humanity - a collaboration of a group of high-net-worth individuals committed to going beyond philanthropy, advocating for the systemic change needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. We continue to provide the secretariat and host it. You can find out more about Millionaires for Humanity on the button below.


Human Act Annual Report 2020/2021

Human Act is an independent foundation (NGO) working with partners both nationally and internationally to create awareness about inequalities in the world and to mobilize people to push for a fairer distribution of the world’s wealth.

Human Act advocates a global wealth tax on billionaires to help finance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and make a difference in the lives of the millions of people living in extreme poverty.

Read the report here

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