What is Even it up?
The gap between the rich and poor is spiralling out of control.
Did you know that 1% now own more than the rest of us combined? In other words: Today, just 62 billionaires own the same wealth as the poorest half of the population.
Every year, the gap between rich and poor gets even wider – and it’s being fuelled by the use of tax havens. As much as $7.6 trillion of personal wealth is being hidden in offshore accounts, and it has a devastating impact on poorer countries. Such extreme economic inequality is standing in the way of ending global poverty, and widening other inequalities like the gap between women and men.
It is time to end the era of tax havens and bring an end to inequality. It is time to Even it up!