— NEW YORK - Occupy Wall Street protesters are ditching their downtown digs — for an afternoon.
Protesters are planning a so-called "Billionaire's Tour" for Tuesday afternoon that targets the homes of five wealthy New Yorkers: NewsCorp CEO Rupert Murdoch, industrialist David Koch, hedge fund manager John Paulson, real estate developer Howard Milstein, and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.
Koch is the wealthiest of the group, with a net worth of $25 billion, according to Forbes' list of the richest people in America. Dimon, whose net worth has been estimated at $200 million, appears not to be a billionaire. He is, however, one of America's most powerful bankers.
A Facebook page created by "Beyond May 12" describes the tour: "Wanna 'see how the 1% lives'? Then join us on a walking tour of the homes of some of the bank and corporate executives that don't pay taxes, cut jobs, engaged in mortgage fraud, tanked our economy.....all while giving themselves record setting bonuses!"
The protesters plan to present oversized checks at each home to illustrate how much less the billionaires will pay after New York’s two percent tax on millionaires expires on Dec. 31, according to NBC station WNBC. The march begins at the corner of 59th Street and 5th Ave, the lower edge of New York's posh Upper East Side.
Tuesday's march is organized by UnitedNY, the Strong Economy for All Coalition, the Working Families Party and New York Communities for Change, according to CNNMoney.com.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, with a net worth of $19.5 billion, is not on the group's list of targeted billionaires. He has said the protesters can stay for as long as they please in Zuccotti Park, their downtown home, provided they do not break any laws.