While billionaires lost large chunks of their fortune as the stock market collapsed in the early stages of the pandemic, they have long since recouped their losses.
"There shouldn't be one billionaire," he said while speaking on Russian news channel RT.
The older I get, the more flaws I see in capitalism, and the more good things I see in socialism.".
The wealth of billionaires worldwide, meanwhile, increased by a combined $3.9 trillion between March 18 and December 31 last year.
While Ventura did not single out any billionaires, pictures of Tesla founder Elon Musk and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates appeared as background during his interview.
Ventura, however, claimed billionaires weren't deserving of their fortunes as they never held a physically demanding job.
Everybody talks about a minimum wage, I say it's time for a maximum wage—how about $12 million a year, $1 million a month? »