2 weeks Bezos, Zuckerberg richer amid pandemic – study Manilatimes |Biz
WASHINGTON, D.C.: The fortunes of American billionaires rose by 15 percent in the two months since the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic hit, with Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg seeing massive gains, according to a study. The more than 600 billionaires in the United States became even richer as technology stocks rose during virus lockdowns, an analysis of data by two think tanks published on Thursday (Friday in Manila) said. Between March 18 and May 19, their total net worth increased by $434 billion while the coronavirus pandemic caused job losses and economic agony for tens ... more