10 richest men in the world doubled wealth amid COVID pandemic!
The fortunes of the 10 wealthiest men in the world have more than doubled since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Oxfam.
Among them is Tesla founder Elon Musk, the world’s richest man and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, the second richest.
“Billionaires have had a terrific pandemic. Central banks pumped trillions of dollars into financial markets to save the economy, yet much of that has ended up lining the pockets of billionaires riding a stock market boom,” said Oxfam International’s executive director Gabriela Bucher.
The richest man in the world is Tesla (TSLA) CEO and founder Elon Musk. Amazon (AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos is at number two on the list with a fortune of $188bn.
Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (MC.PA) and family is the third richest followed by Microsoft (MSFT) co-founder Bill Gates and chairman, chief technology officer and cofounder of software giant Oracle (ORCL) Larry Ellison.
Co-founders of Google’s parent company Alphabet (GOOG), Larry Page and Sergey Brin, are sixth and seventh richest respectively, followed by Facebook (FB) co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Former CEO of Microsoft and owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team Steve Ballmer and investor Warren Buffet round out the top 10.