February 5, 2019
— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) February 4, 2019
He didn’t actually say “anti-Semitism.”
But you can tell that’s where he’s going with this.
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz doesn’t like people using the term ‘billionaires’ to describe billionaires, instead, the multi-billionaire prefers the term ‘people of means.’
Speaking at a Barnes & Noble book event last week, Schultz responded to a question about whether billionaires have too much power in the US by focusing on the term ‘billionaire.’
“The moniker ‘billionaire’ now has become the catchphrase,” he said. “I would rephrase that and say that ‘people of means’ have been able to leverage their wealth and their interest in ways that are unfair, and I think that speaks to the inequality but it also speaks to the special interests that are paid for people of wealth and corporations who are looking for influence.”
What percentage of billionaires are Jewish, ask ye?
Forbes Israel compiled a list of all Jewish1 billionaires in 2016, including their nationality, on the list there are 106 people with US citizenship starting with Larry Ellison, 5th richest man on earth and ending with Charles Zegar, 1342th richest man on earth.
In total there are 106 out of 540 which are 19.4%.
Also, according to the same list and the accompanying article Jewish billionaires comprised 11% of the world USD billionaires.
They’re 2% of the US population, so ten times more likely to be billionaires than non-Jews.
Should they be gassed?