Though the petty tyrant-created lockdowns took a wrecking ball to small businesses and the middle class, America’s oligarchs have done quite well.
In fact, during the course of the pandemic, during which thousands of small businesses were closed and middle-class lives ruined, billionaires increased their net worth by a collective $341 billion.
That figure comes from CNBC, which reports that “Combined, the 10 richest billionaires added $402.17 billion to their net worths in 2021. They were led by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who this year became the world’s richest man and briefly saw his net worth top $300 billion. He added $121 billion to his net worth in 2021 — just shy of the $140 billion he added in 2020.”
Of those top ten billionaires, seven are Americans. They are Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin, Steve Ballmer, Larry Elison, and Warren Buffett. And those seven were able to fill their coffers with even more cash, adding a massive $341 billion to their net worth’s. Read more