The world's 10 richest have corona doubled their fortunes


Published 17 January 2022 at 13.14

Abroad. The world's 10 richest men more than doubled their fortunes during the first two years of the corona pandemic. It shows a new report from Oxfam, reports the Daily Mail.

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According to the report, the ten men's wealth increased from just over SEK 6,000 billion to just under SEK 13,500 billion – with an average growth rate of around SEK 12 billion a day.

Among the world's 10 richest men Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

According to Oxfam, billionaires' wealth increased more during the pandemic than in the previous 14 years.

“The pandemic has been a goldmine for billionaires,” said Gabriela Bucher, Oxfam's international director.

She continues:

what happened was that much of the money ended up in the pockets of billionaires.