A new report from research firm Wealth-X found that the number of global billionaires rose above 3,000 in 2020.
It's a first, per the report, with billionaires around the world increasing their collective wealth by 5.7%.
Wealth taxes have been floated as one way to redistribute wealth and address pandemic inequity.
The pandemic was a boon for billionaires.
It grew their collective wealth and helped more people join their ranks.
For the first time, the world has more than 3,000 billionaires, according to a new report from research firm Wealth-X.
North America cemented its status as "the world's leading billionaire region in 2020," with the three-comma club there growing by 17.5% from the year prior. »