The billionaires in the us continue to enrich themselves during the pandemic of Covid-19 destroyed tens of millions of jobs in the United States, according to data compiled by two centers of reflection. Between march 18 and may 19, the 600 ultra-wealthy americans have seen their wealth increase by $ 434 billion, an increase of nearly 15% in two months, according to the data published by Forbes magazine on Thursday.read also : Bosses, ministers, etc., The reduction of wages are they "useful" or "symbolic" ?
The containment of the population, the closure of the restaurants and shops have led to a surge in online shopping and the need to stay connected via social networks. A disruption of daily life that took advantage to the giants of the web. Thus, the first five billionaires in u.s., Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Bill Gates (Microsoft), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Warren Buffett and Larry Ellison (Oracle Corporation), have increased their wealth from $ 75.5 billion in total.
More particularly, the fortune of Jeff Bezos has increased by more than 30%, and that of Mark Zuckerberg of more than 46%, according to the report from Americans for Tax Fairness and the Institute for Policy Studies-Program for Inequality, who have compiled data from Forbes.the value of The title Facebook jumped by almost 60%
The value of the securities of Amazon, Facebook, and high-tech companies in general has also skyrocketed. Since 16 march, the beginning of the first measures of containment in the United States, the value of the title Facebook has jumped nearly 60%, the Amazon has increased by 45%, the Netflix of 46%, Apple of 31%. And this does not seem to stop since the titles that Amazon and Facebook have reached this week to their highest in history.
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