Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and the richest person in the world with a fortune of 245 billion dollars, according to the media ‘Bloomberg’, announced in a short publication of social networks what would be the millionaire in taxes you would have to pay.
He did so after a controversy with US Senator Elizabeth Warren, who allegedly accused him of evading taxes and accumulating more than $ 200 billion during the pandemic.
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“She whines like a baby in front of her millions of followers on Twitter. He must be scared because he knows what all the other billionaires in America do: that he has been taking advantage of working people, ”Warren wrote in a Facebook ad campaign.
In addition, the Democratic legislator for the state of Massachusetts announced that “she was not going to back down from the fight” to pass a wealth tax in the United States.
What did Elon Musk reply?
The accusations made by Warren were spread on other social networks until MuskThe 50-year-old responded with a short message: “The great state of Massachusetts deserves someone better,” he trilled.
The great state of Massachusetts deserves someone better
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 17, 2021
The billionaire, recently listed as Time Magazine’s Character of the Year, also said: “For those who ask, I will pay more than 11 billion (dollars) in taxes this year“, equivalent to 43 billion Colombian pesos.
For those wondering, I will pay over $11 billion in taxes this year
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 20, 2021
His writing exceeds 55 thousand ‘retweets’ and 570 thousand ‘likes’ on Twitter. Some of the Internet users described the figure as minimal, while others invited the tycoon to pay nothing to the authorities.
In addition, in another trill he commented that “it is necessary to collect taxes, but what is the best way to do it to maximize the area under the curve of people’s happiness?”
Have you paid taxes in previous years?
The billionaire didn’t pay taxes federal income tax in 2018, according to an investigation by the medium ‘ProPublica’.
The analyzed data showed that his total income between 2014 and 2018 was 1.5 billion dollars and he only paid 455 million dollars during that time (a tax rate of 3.27 percent).
Musk is known not to receive an annual salary from Tesla, your manufacturer firm of electric cars, and that your company does not pay dividends (money or benefits to its shareholders).
Therefore, the tycoon would not be paying taxes at present, according to information from the specialized media ‘Forbes’.
One of the ways you have to reduce the budget burden, says the aforementioned outlet, is to donate Tesla shares or money to foundations and non-profit organizations. Although it is known that he has the Musk Foundation in his name.
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Elon Musk: this will pay in taxes the richest man in the world