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Money These American billionaires who got rich during the pandemic

23:21  22 may  2020
23:21  22 may  2020 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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 You could live without these organs © AFP Jeff Bezos had a hollow nose American billionaires continue to get rich while the Covid-19 pandemic destroys tens of millions of jobs in the United States, according to data compiled by two think tanks. Between March 18 and May 19, the 600 ultra rich Americans saw their fortunes increase by $ 434 billion, an increase of almost 15% in two months, according to these data published by the magazine Forbes Thursday .

The online shopping and social media sector logically benefited from the containment measures linked to the Covid-19 epidemic. Enough to make the securities of the companies concerned jump on the stock market and increase the fortunes of their managers.

  Ces milliardaires américains qui se sont enrichis pendant la pandémie © Provided by Franceinfo

American billionaires continue to make money while the Covid-19 pandemic destroys tens of millions of jobs in the United States, according to data compiled by two think tanks. Between March 18 and May 19, the 600 ultra-rich Americans saw their fortunes increase by 434 billion dollars (398 billion euros), an increase of almost 15% in two months, according to these published data. by Forbes magazine (in English), Thursday May 21.

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The measures of containment of the population, the closure of restaurants and shops have boosted online shopping and the need to stay connected via social networks. Result ? The value of several titles has soared on the stock market since March 16, including those of Amazon (45%), Facebook (almost 60%), Netflix (46%) or Apple (31%). And that does not seem to stop since the titles Amazon and Facebook reached this week their highest historic level.

Between March and May, the fortune of Jeff Bezos (Amazon) increased for example by more than 30% and now reaches 147.6 billion dollars (135 billion euros). That of Mark Zuckerberg, boss of Facebook, jumped more than 46% and reached 80 billion dollars (73.5 billion euros), according to the report (in English) of Americans for Tax Fairness and l 'Institute for Policy Studies Program for Inequality, which compiled data from Forbes .

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Conversely, billionaires in the travel, hotel or retail sector saw their fortunes melt during this same period, these sectors being directly affected by the drastic measures to stem the coronavirus.


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