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Pandemic Billionaire Wealth

Pandemic Billionaire

For the majority of Americans — honestly, for most people globally — the pandemic has been difficult financially: loss of employment, wage and hiring freezes, reduced hours, soaring inflation, etc. Yet somehow, the ten richest billionaires more than doubled their wealth during the pandemic. In a recent annual report from Oxfam, billionaires’ wealth grew at […]

Vaccine billionaires: COVID emerging as a $100 billion-plus business

covid vaccine billionaires

LYNNWOOD, Wash., October 3, 2021 – From the same pandemic that sent the jobless rate to 20.2% in Snohomish County last year and near record high unemployment nationally causing millions to leave the work force, arose nine new billionaires after shares in companies producing vaccines soared. The nine new billionaires collectively are worth $19.3 billion, […]

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