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In 2007, Jeff Bezos, then a multibillionaire and now the world's richest man, did not pay a penny in federal income taxes. He achieved the feat again in 2011. In 2018, Tesla founder
Elon Musk, the second-richest person in the
world, also paid no federal income taxes.
Michael Bloomberg managed to do the same in recent years. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn did it twice. George Soros paid no federal
income tax three years in a row.
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ProPublica has obtained a vast trove of
Internal Revenue Service data on the tax returns of thousands of the nation's wealthiest people, covering more than 15 years. The data
provides an unprecedented look inside the