NOI. I miliardari crescono ricchezza di oltre $1 Trilioni dall'inizio della pandemia: Rapporto

“Milionari negli Stati Uniti. hanno accresciuto la loro ricchezza di oltre un terzo — o di più di $1 trilioni — da quando la pandemia di COVID-19 ha colpito la nazione a marzo, trova un nuovo rapporto. Allo stesso tempo, the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has left millions of Americans jobless and struggling to pay their mortgages, rents and food bills. A report released Wednesday by the Washington-based Institute for Policy Studies tracked the net worth of the over 650 of the wealthiest Americans from March 18 to Nov. 24, and found that dozens joined the ranks of billionaires during this period and that 29 saw their wealth double amid the pandemic. The net worth of this minuscule group is twice the amount of wealth of the bottom 50% of U.S. households — about 160 million people, per the report. Billionaires have hit a disturbing milestone:ONE TRILLION DOLLARS in wealth gains during the pandemic.https://t.co/Za4TttVtl8 pic.twitter.com/Qqr6A3Duqd— Inequality.org (@inequalityorg) novembre 25, 2020 Amazon’s Jeff Bezos saw his net worth grow 61% since mid-March, from $113 billion to $182.4 billion. Amazon’s workers, nel frattempo, haven’t received hazard pay in months, even as they’ve continued working during the worsening pandemic. Nearly 20,000 Amazon workers have been infected with coronavirus, according to the company. Bezos is one of five “centi-billionaires” in the world — people with a net worth over $100 billion — alongside Louis Vuitton chairman Bernard Arnault, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Three years ago, there were no centi-billionaires, secondo il rapporto. Gli Stati Uniti. unemployment rate was nearly 7% last month — with over 11 million Americans considered unemployed — nearly twice the level of February, before the pandemic hit. Gli Stati Uniti. Census Bureau’s survey of American households found that from Oct. 28-novembre. 9, terminato 15 million households — or 28% of renters surveyed — had either “no confidence” or only “slight confidence” of being able to make their next month’s payment.

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