Corona made the richest men in the world even richer.
From Corona, where poverty has increased around the world, many people’s bank balances have gone out of control. Wealth has doubled in the last two years for the 10 richest people in the world.
According to a report by Oxfam, the Confederation for Poverty Alleviation in the world, the wealth of the richest people increased from 7 trillion dollars to 15 trillion dollars by December 2021.
The wealth of the ten richest men in the world, including Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, was 700 billion dollars before Corona, now it is 1500 billion dollars.
According to Forbes Magazine’s list of billionaires, Elon Musk’s fortune increased 10% in the first 20 months of the epidemic to 294 billion dollars.
While technology stocks were growing on Wall Street, Amazon owner Jeff Bezos’s fortune jumped 67% to 203 billion dollars, while Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune doubled to 118 billion dollars. Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ fortune rose 31% to 137 billion dollars.
The Oxfam report states that inequality around the world, on the other hand, not only increased poverty but also caused one death every four seconds. According to Oxfam, by 2030, 3.3 billion people will be living on less than 5.50 dollars a day.
The agency says that while 99% of the world’s people have their salaries cut, the income of these 10 people has increased by 1 billion dollars in one day.