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American billionaires have gotten $280 billion richer since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic

23 Apr 2020

Their net worth is rising at a time when millions and millions of people are finding themselves out of work.

Though the coronavirus itself may not discriminate in terms of who can be infected, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from a great equalizer. In the same month that 22 million Americans lost their jobs, the American billionaire class’s total wealth increased about 10%—or $282 billion more than it was at the beginning of March. They now have a combined net worth of $3.229 trillion.


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