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The runner ups are also interesting...

by Bernard on Sat May 15th, 2021 at 08:13:13 PM EST
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Sweden is runner up, so I had to go look at the data. It says on the bottom of the chart "usng data from Forbes world's billionaires list"

Checking that list, I notice the highest ranked swede is Stefan Persson owner of H&M. So the value of H&M has risen quicker then the Swedish GDP during 2021. But most H&M departments aren't in Sweden.

Next on the list are the Rausings, owners of Tetra Lavel. Their whole family moved to London some decades ago to avoid taxes. And Tetra Lavel is also a global company.

And so on. So compared to its size, Sweden has as passport holders an outsized proportion of the global ownership class, I guess?

Interesting concept, poor execution.

by fjallstrom on Sat May 15th, 2021 at 10:54:24 PM EST
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