Coronavirus: How covid-19 benefits Jeff Bezos and reduce world richest millionaires to 500

The economic crisis generated by the pandemic of the new coronavirus shook the table of the world's great fortunes.

Jeff Bezos is one of the great beneficiaries of the running of the bulls that lives a large part of the world population due to the outbreak of the covid-19 disease is the richest man in the world, the founder and head of Amazon, Jeff Bezos. The economic crisis generated by the pandemic of the new coronavirus shook the table of the world's great fortunes.
Coronavirus: how the covid-19 crisis benefits Jeff Bezos and causes millionaire losses to the 500 richest in the world
And one of the great beneficiaries of the running of the bulls that lives a large part of the world population due to the outbreak of the covid-19 disease is the richest man in the world, the founder and head of Amazon, Jeff Bezos.
The American saw his wealth grow by $ 24 billion in a year after the growing demand for internet shopping raised the company's stock price to a new high.
Bezos now has a fortune of $ 138 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, leading the ranking of the richest on the planet.
But he is not the only one who saw his zeros rise to the right amid the pandemic.

The other winners

Rob, Alice and Jim Walton are members of the Wal-Mart owl family
The family behind retail giant Wal-Mart, with stores worldwide, also won during the quarantine and lockdown of millions of people.
The Waltons saw their net worth rise 5% this year to $ 169 billion, making them the world's richest family, according to Bloomberg.
But there are more winners.
With millions of people now working from home, the virtual meeting site Zoom posted record downloads.
Zoom said its daily users increased to 200 million in March from 10 million in December.
And its founder, the Chinese-American Eric Yuan, He saw that his fortune has more than doubled to $ 7.4 billion.
Zoom virtual meeting app founder Eric Yuan is one of the big winners in the midst of the pandemic.

Those who lost due to Covid-19

But not everyone celebrates the accumulation of wealth in the midst of the pandemic, since many of the wealthiest people on the planet are not immune to the coronavirus
The Bloomberg Billionaires Index revealed that the world's 500 richest people have lost $ 553 billion so far this year.
Investors in the global oil and gas industries experienced sharp declines in net worth as crude prices fell due to reduced demand and a dispute, now resolved, over oil production between Saudi Arabia and Russia.
While the annual list of world billionaires published by Forbes magazine last week also reveals the impact of the coronavirus.
Until March 18, when the list was cut, Forbes counted 2,095 billionaires, 58 fewer than a year ago.
But only in the first two weeks of March, when the crisis of the coronavirus began beating the markets, 226 people lost their billionaire status.
Of the remaining billionaires, 51% are somewhat less wealthy than last year, he added.
The magazine also clarifies that last year's top billionaires remain the same as this year.

How Amazon became a giant

Amazon said it strictly enforces social distancing rules at its facilities.
Bezos started Amazon in 1995 with approximately $ 100,000 in personal and family money.
He did it with his wife, MacKenzie, whom he met while they both worked at the DE Shaw investment fund. They have four children.
The couple divorced in 2019, in a split that had extensive media coverage, with a $ 38 billion deal for MacKenzie that included a 4% stake in Amazon.
Just a month after its founding, Amazon had already shipped orders to all 50 US states and to 45 countries, according to a 2013 Brad Stone biography titled The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.
Amazon recruited thousands of new workers due to the increase in orders due to the pandemic.
In Amazon's first five years, customer accounts increased from 180,000 to 17 million. Sales soared from $ 511,000 to more than $ 1.6 billion.
The company went public in 1997, worth $ 54 million, and Bezos, who went on to help pack book orders, became one of the richest men in the world before the age of 35.

The critics

According to the most recent data, internet purchases after the coronavirus outbreak have shot up more than 90% compared to last year in the US. and Canada, and 82% in Europe, the main Amazon markets.

A French court ordered Amazon to deliver only food, hygiene and medical products to the country.

To meet high demand for orders amid the pandemic, Amazon has hired 175,000 new employees in the United States alone in recent weeks.
But this creation of jobs in the Bezos empire does not escape questioning.
Some workers complain that their safety is not being guaranteed and that the company does not care about their health.
It was even revealed that Amazon had fired two employees in the United States for complaining about the lack of protective measures for workers against the coronavirus.
Amazon claimed that the workers had ‘repeatedly’ violated its internal policies by publicizing its discrepancies with the operation of the firm.
But these cases are not isolated and have been added to other layoffs since the crisis began due to complaints about working conditions or for participating in strikes as a sign of protest.
Meanwhile, in France on Tuesday, a court in Nanterre, near Paris, ordered the retail giant to deliver only food, hygiene and medical products to the country.
Earlier this month, some workers protested in front of Amazon warehouses on Staten Island, New York.
This is to allow officials to assess whether Amazon is taking adequate precautions to protect its staff from covid-19 infections.
The firm also said that it will appeal the court ruling.
Meanwhile, worker safety complaints against Amazon are replicated in other countries like Italy and Spain.
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