Facebook, Amazon chiefs see wealth grow amid pandemic

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos' wealth has grown more than 30% to US$147.6 billion March 18 and May 19, says a report. – EPA pic, May 22, 2020.

THE fortunes of US billionaires rose 15% in the two months since the coronavirus pandemic hit, a study found, with Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg seeing massive gains.

The more than 600 billionaires in the United States became even richer as tech stocks rose during virus lockdowns, an analysis of data by two think-tanks published yesterday said.

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