Tech eduardo saverin renounces citizenship

Published on May 11th, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria


Eduardo Saverin, Facebook Co-Founder, Renounces US Citizenship

eduardo saverin renounces citizenship

It sounds very dramatic and almost like an antiquated gesture, but the news that Facebook’s billionare co-founder, 30-year-old Eduardo Saverin, renounced his American citizenship is likely just what many say is a “shrewd” tax move.

Saverin’s strategic move to Singapore as an economic home base comes ahead of Facebook’s IPO, which would likely place the young entrepreneur on the hook for a significant tax bill. But the move also comes at a time when many Americans who oppose higher taxes on the wealthy have predicted a flight of the very rich from what they perceive as excessive taxes- or otherwise put, a percentage in line with what the average American pays on a far, far far far far far far far lower salary. Without stock options.

Via email, a spokesman for Eduardo Saverin simply explains:

“Eduardo recently found it more practical to become a resident of Singapore since he plans to live there for an indefinite period of time.”

The Brazilian-born Saverin became a US citizen in 1998 after moving to the US in 1992.



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Kim LaCapria is a writer and editor based in New York. A longtime information junkie, she began blogging full-time at the Inquisitr in 2009. Prior to that, she worked as a marketing assistant in the cosmetics and skincare industry. In addition to her writing for fortytwotimes, she also writes for Medacity and The Inquisitr. Kim is also a contributor for SocialNewsDaily, Indyposted, and TotallyMoney. In the past, she contributed to Lipstick and Luxury and managed social media accounts and blogs for several small and mid-sized businesses.

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