Coronavirus has boosted total billionaire wealth to its highest level
ever. Since the pandemic begun, the total wealth held by billionaires
around the world has grown by a quarter to over $10 trillion.
The landmark coinsides with another in the billionaire world, that of the world's first ever $200 billionaire.
Jeff Bezos's net worth crossed the $200 mark in August, just when UBS
and PwC were tallying up the data for its annual report on billionaires.
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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a former blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.
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