- The heiress Abigail Disney has a net worth of $US120 million, she told the Financial Times.
- Disney has previously declined to share her net worth but has criticised wealth inequality in the US, Business Insider reported.
- Disney is among a group of 19 ultrawealthy Americans who signed a letter on June 24 asking presidential candidates to support a wealth tax.
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Abigail Disney is an outspoken critic of the wealth divide in America – but, before a June 5 interview with the Financial Times, she had declined to share exactly how wealthy she is.
Disney, the granddaughter of The Walt Disney Company cofounder Roy Disney, said she found it easier to talk about sex than money.
Despite this, the 59-year-old heiress does not seem to mind speaking out about wealth inequality in the US. She criticised the salary of Disney CEO Bob Iger and defended Meryl Streep after she called Walt Disney a “bigot” in 2014, according to CNN Business.
In June, she was among a group of 19 ultrawealthy Americans who signed an open letter to the 2020 presidential candidates expressing the group’s support for a moderate wealth tax on the 1%. The wealth tax, the letter’s signees said, would generate revenue that could pay for initiatives to slow climate change, fuel economic growth, and fund public healthcare. George Soros and members of the Pritzker and Gund families also signed.
“[Income inequality] is the game changer that we’re living in right now,” Disney said on “CNN Tonight” on June 24. “We’re creating a superclass so far above the vast majority of people that they don’t share the same planet anymore.”
Disney has given away $US70 million of her personal fortune over the past 30 years.