February 22, 2021
Florida Billionaires Got $28 Billion Richer Over First 10 Months of Pandemic, Their Collective Wealth Jumping By 16%
Gains of 59 Richest Residents Could Cover State’s $3 Billion Budget Shortfall Eight Times Over & Still Leave Billionaires as Rich as They Were Before COVID
Tallahassee, Florida—The collective wealth of Florida’s 59 billionaires jumped by $28.4 billion, or 15.5%, between mid‐March of last year and Jan. 29 of this year, according to a new report by
Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) and Health Care for America Now (HCAN). The data was released by state advocates from the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy, the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans (FLARA), the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) and local and state elected leaders.