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
No millionaire has ever existed without labor. Let's tax wealth the same as work.
Join Millionaires for Humanity and taxmenow on International Workers' Day in front of Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate, 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 May 1st is a joint effort with German-based taxmenow.
Sunday, May 1st 2022 at 2 PM to 5 PM.
Pariser Platz, Berlin
175m³ blue inflatable elephant will be installed to create awareness about the elephant in the room; wealth taxes. Speakers from 3-4 PM, including millionaire heiress Marlene Engelhorn, Finanzwende, Netzwerk Steuergerechtigkeit and more.
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.
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.visit millionairesforhumanity.org
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
It's in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.Nelson Mandela
Poverty is the worst form of violence.Mahatma Gandhi
Human beings are members of a whole. In creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain. Other members uneasy will remain. If you have no sympathy for human pain. The name of human you cannot retain.Saadi Shirazi