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Jeff Bezos And Zuckerberg Got $434bn Richer During Lockdown

Jeff Bezos And Zuckerberg Got $434bn Richer During Lockdown

According to CNBC, Bezos who is founder of Amazon —a multinational conglomerate technology company —is the biggest earner during the pandemic with the 56-year-old American raking a staggering $34.6 billion to his wealth.

Zuckerberg, 36, followed on the list with a whopping $25 billion additional fortune as data on America’s more than 600 billionaires analysed between March 18 and May 19 of lockdown showed.

The information is based on Americans for Tax Fairness and the Institute for Policy Studies’ Program for Inequality as highlighted by Forbes.

According to the report, the net worth of America’s billionaires soared by 15% during the two-month period of lockdown apparently amounting to $3.382 trillion from the previous $2.948 trillion.

The richest five American billionaires controlling highly tech-focused companies in the world – Bezos, Bill Gates, Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett, and Larry Ellison – amassed a fortune of $76 billion.

Among the top earners is Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, whose earning jumped by 48% in the two months to $36 billion.

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