Activist rejects billionaire legacy: “Money doesn’t make me happy”  Oeste Magazin

Activist rejects billionaire legacy: “Money doesn’t make me happy” Oeste Magazin

one social activist The 29yearold German has an inheritance of more than 4 billion euros (approx Basfone of the largest chemical companies in the world will not make you happy.

According to the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, Marlene Engelhorn gave up 90% of her assets. The young woman belongs to the organization Millionaires for Humanity, a group that defends the idea that the rich should be “taxed like workers” and greater redistribution of wealth.

In May of this year, Marlene said during a protest at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that she could not receive the money from her grandmother, Traudl Engelhorn. Today, according to the list of Forbes magazine, the 95yearold woman ranks 687th in the ranking of the richest people in the world.

“When the announcement was made, I realized I couldn’t really be happy. I thought to myself, ‘Something’s wrong,'” the young woman said in an interview with the German newspaper Der Standard. According to Marlene, the older woman was not opposed to the decision to forego the inheritance.

“It’s not about will, it’s about justice. I have done nothing to preserve this legacy. It’s pure luck in the birth lottery and pure coincidence,” said the heiress to the Austrian broadcaster ORF2. For Marlene, society should not expect any goodwill from millionaires.

“I exchange ideas with other people and learn as much as I can to see what works and what doesn’t. Commitment to tax justice is very important to me, because that determines the distribution of wealth,” Marlene, who has never worked at BASF, defends herself for studying literature in Vienna, the capital of Austria.