Our Champions

We have a broad variety of different Champions that support the cause. Read what they say about it here.
Currently, there exists an unequal balance in power between the wealthy and the worker, decades of deregulation has led to unsustainable levels of wealth inequality. Wealth collects at the top of society and the notion of trickle-down economics has been proven incorrect. We must work together to bring a progressive tax system for wealth globally.
Antonis Schwarz - Germany
I inherited my fortune. As such I didn't do anything for it, I was simply lucky in the birth lottery. A wealth tax would do nothing to hurt me, whilst it would play a huge part in securing a more equal society here in Germany. Today, on International Labour Day, we are reminded that the current tax system is flawed - the average worker pays more proportional tax than a billionaire, therefore we advocate for a wealth tax.
Stefanie Bremer - Germany
The elephant in the room is that governments have it within their power to address all the multiple challenges we are facing by taxing us rich people. But they choose not to do so and tax low-income and middle-income workers instead. Placing the burden on ordinary workers is unjust and missing a golden opportunity to raise the billions we need to tackle the challenges we face
Djaffar Shalchi - Denmark
Solidarity concerns us all. Wealth distribution strikes at the heart of democracy. In order to secure the future and jobs for all, it is important to implement a fair tax policy. On International Labor Day, it's timely to remember that there's no such thing as a self-made millionaire. Millionaires only exist on the backs of the labor of others, and on the services and infrastructure paid for by taxes. That needs to be acknowledged, and wealth needs to be taxed.
Marlene Engelhorn - Austria
Just like those on the Forbes rich list I've seen my wealth grow outrageously during the pandemic. It’s time for mine and others' wealth to be taxed correctly, let’s make real change, let’s not waste time.
Nick Hanauer, United States - Successful business leader, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist.
It’s clear from the Forbes list that wealth is unbelievably accumulating at the top, more wealth than can even be comprehended. It’s time to redistribute wealth in a democratic way for the benefit of society, it’s time to tax wealth.
Marlene Engelhorn, Austria - Founding partner of taxmenow and Millionaire Heiress
Currently the globe's wealthiest own close to half of all global wealth, an appalling statistic. It is the billionaire class that have hoarded unimaginable levels of wealth, the same billionaires we see being praised on the Forbes list. Now is the time for billionaires to pay their fare share.
Antonis Schwarz, Germany - Impact Investor, Philanthropist and founder of Guerrilla Foundation
I find myself in a very privileged position, I have not had to struggle due to the global pandemic, many millions of people have not been as lucky. The Forbes list highlights the immense inequalities that exist in our society, a very privileged few hold the solution and all it takes is a commitment, a commitment to a wealth tax.
Djaffar Shalchi, Denmark - Founder of Human Act and real estate entrepreneur
Tax justice is fundamental for tackling global poverty. And taxing the wealth of the richest people is key to that. When rich people themselves make that case, as Millionaires for Humanity is doing, it makes it harder for leaders to ignore. Let’s do this!
Julia Sánchez - Secretary-General of ActionAid International
To get out of this crisis we have to break from old orthodoxies. We need to invest in dynamic public services and, as part of that, the wealth of the richest people can no longer be left untaxed. When even millionaires recognise that wealth taxes are needed, and speak out publicly, it makes clear how broad is the movement for a more just and balanced economy, and that the moment is now.
Carlos Lopes - Professor, Nelson Mandela School at University of Cape Town, and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Inequality is one of the challenges of our time. Case after case shows extreme inequality hurts economies, weakens democracies and destabilises societies. Millionaires for Humanity’s commitment to more just societies, and its call for a new wealth tax is showing us all how to get away from the spiral of inequality and insecurity, and move towards solidarity, justice, shared prosperity and a new world. In the post-COVID world, their agenda is more important than ever.
Diego Sánchez-Ancochea Head of the Department for International Development at Oxford University
We need a new tax – a progressive wealth tax – to strengthen the social contract and to reduce rampant inequality. Campaigns like Millionaires for Humanity are key to enabling this change.
Gabriel Zucman - Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and upcoming Director of the EU Tax Observatory.