Well, this is rich. After the economy slipped into recession in 2008, almost 3,000 millionaires received unemployment benefits to make ends meet.
Bloombergreports that according to U.S. Internal Revenue Service data, 2,840 households reporting at least $1 million in income on their tax returns that year also collected a total of $18.6 million in jobless aid. They included 806 taxpayers with incomes over $2 million and 17 with incomes in excess of $10 million. In all, multimillionaires reported receiving $5.2 million in jobless benefits.