我们. 亿万富翁的财富增长超过 $1 自大流行开始以来的万亿: 报告

“在美国的亿万富翁. 他们的财富增长了三分之一以上——或者超过了 $1 万亿 — 自 3 月份 COVID-19 大流行以来, 一份新报告发现. 同时, 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 到 11 月. 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) 十一月 25, 2020 Amazon’s Jeff Bezos saw his net worth grow 61% 3月中旬以来, from $113 billion to $182.4 billion. Amazon’s workers, 同时, 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, according to the report. 美国. unemployment rate was nearly 7% last month — with over 11 million Americans considered unemployed — nearly twice the level of February, before the pandemic hit. 美国. Census Bureau’s survey of American households found that from Oct. 28-十一月. 9, over 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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