Bezos Grew Record-Setting $13 Billion Richer on Monday

“In ONE DAY Jeff Bezos made well over 4,000 times what the average American earns in their ENTIRE LIFETIME.”

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Days before the expiration of federal unemployment benefits is expected to bring about a wave of evictions, food insecurity and widespread economic pain for millions of Americans, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos—the world’s richest person—added $13 billion to his personal wealth on Monday.

The rise in Bezos’ assets represents the largest single-day net worth increase for an individual since Bloomberg began its Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s richest people, in 2012. 

“In ONE DAY Jeff Bezos made well over 4,000 times what the average American earns in their ENTIRE LIFETIME,” tweeted Maura Quint, executive director of Tax March.

While the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has led to an historic increase in unemployment and a new reliance on food banks and SNAP benefits for millions of Americans, Bezos is among the elite set of American billionaires who have seen their net worth skyrocket since the pandemic began. With many people forgoing shopping trips and buying products online instead—often using Amazon—the wealth of the company’s CEO has grown by $74 billion since the beginning of the year and now sits at approximately $189 billion.

Such exponential growth in an individual’s wealth “should not be legal,” tweeted People for Shahid, a grassroots group working to elect democratic socialist Shahid Buttar to replace House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in November’s general election.

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