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While most of the world is preparing for economic depression as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, is on his way to becoming the first trillionaire.
According to a Comparisun study, the CEO’s fortune is steadily growing, so much so that he is projected to become a trillionaire by 2026.
As its customer base continues to self-isolate, Amazon has seen an increase in demand in recent months, resulting in revenues of $75.5 billion by Q1 2020. To meet the growing number of orders, Amazon employees have reported significant risks and exposure to the virus at work. A warehouse worker has died from Covid-19.
The news of Bezos’ path to trillionaire status has understandably provoked outrage, and many people have turned to social media to express their displeasure.
Twitter users are using the “RIPCapitalism” hashtag to criticize the obscene wealth gap.