At least in some Scandinavian countries your fines are based on your income.One thing I do commend Bill Gates for, is that he (appearently) raised his kids to be self-sufficient. No depending on dad's money.
I know a guy my dad worked for. Pretty high up in the hierarchy, made about 7 figures a year. And still, he drove an old, ratty Volvo, and travelled with an old beat up suitcase. Why? Because he was terrified of showing his wealth, and people kidnapping his family for ransom.
When is the world finally gonna end this shit? Hopefully soon: https://www.theguardian.com/busines...tionals-to-disclose-tax-piling-pressure-on-uk This is only the EU though.Fucking with taxes is a major reason a lot of those guys stay rich. Companies too. Apple paid jack shit in taxes, despite having one of the biggest incomes in the world.
IIRC, IKEA even has a specific setup where all profits are dumped into a non-profit organization as a "donation", so they don't have to pay taxes for it. That non-profit is managed, of course, by the Kamprad family.