Forbes Publishes 2019 Billionaires List

Published: 5th March 2019


Commenting on the publication of the Forbes Annual Billionaires List today, Max Lawson, Head of Policy on Inequality for Oxfam said:


"Billionaires’ fortunes rise and fall but they remain the big winners in a broken economic system that sees wealth unfairly concentrated at the top.


"Super-rich individuals and corporations are paying lower rates of tax then they have in decades, while millions of people struggle to get by on poverty wages, and without the education or health services that could help lift them out of poverty.


“People are impatient for change. Governments must act now to ensure wealth is fairly taxed and invest the money in healthcare and education for all.”



Notes to editors

See the Forbes 2019 Billionaires list.


Oxfam’s Inequality Report ‘Public Good or Private Wealth’ highlights the under taxation of wealth and lack of investment in vital public services.



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