Washington | 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.
The containment measures 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.
Which has boosted Stock market the value of the securities of Amazon, Facebook, and high-tech companies in general.
Between march and may, the fortune of Jeff Bezos (Amazon) has increased by more than 30%, and that of Mark Zuckerberg, the boss of Facebook, 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.
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.
Conversely, the billionaires of the travel industry, hospitality or retail sales have seen their assets decline during this same period, these sectors are directly affected by the drastic measures to contain the sars coronavirus.