December 3, 2023
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Money doesn’t make me happy

One social activist The 29-year-old German woman gave up an inheritance of over €4 billion (about R$22 million) because she believed receiving money from the founding relatives of the sorryone of the largest chemical companies in the world, won’t make you happy.

According to the Spanish newspaper La VanguardiaMarilyn Engelhorn relinquished 90% of the equity to which she was entitled. The young woman is part of Millionaires for Humanity, a group that advocates the idea that the rich are “taxed in the same way as workers” and a greater redistribution of wealth.

In May this year, during a protest at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Marilyn said she could not receive money from her grandmother, Traudel Engelhorn. Today, a 95-year-old woman ranks 687th in classification One of the world’s richest people from the magazine’s list Forbes.

“When the announcement was made, I realized that I could not be really happy. I said to myself: “Something is wrong,” the young woman said in an interview with the German newspaper. Standard monastery. According to Marilyn, the elderly woman was not against the decision to give up the inheritance.

“It is not a matter of will, it is a matter of justice. I have done nothing to receive this inheritance. This is just luck in the birth lottery and pure chance.” ORF2. For Marilyn, society should not expect benevolence from millionaires.

“I exchange ideas with other people, and learn as much as I can see what works and what doesn’t. For me, adherence to tax justice is very important, because that is what determines how wealth is distributed,” Marilyn, who never worked at BASF, scrambles to study the literature In Vienna, the capital of Austria.