US President Donald Trump indicated on Saturday the need to quickly solve the problem of a serious gap in the income of billionaires and ordinary Americans amid the spread of the coronavirus.
On his Twitter page, he posted a message from the Business Insider portal: вЂњWhile 40 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits during the new coronavirus pandemic, the net asset value of billionaires increased by half a trillion dollars.вЂќ
вЂњI agree with that. The income gap is too big. Changes must be made in the near future!вЂќ вЂ” the head of the state commented on the recording.
Previously, the non-governmental organization Institute for Policy Studies reported that some American billionaires, including Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, have significantly increased their wealth in recent months, despite the spread of the coronavirus, which has caused serious economic damage. The researchers noted that вЂњbetween January 1, 2020, and April 10, 2020, the wealth of 34 of the 170 richest US billionaires increased by tens of millions of dollars.вЂќ The report finds that eight of these individuals have become richer by вЂњmore than $1 billion.вЂќ
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This list includes the head of the Amazon Corporation Jeff Bezos, his former wife Mackenzie Bezos, the Creator of the Zoom service Eric Yuan, and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In addition, the list includes the head of Tesla and SpaceX companies Elon Musk, as well as businessman John Albert Sobota, Joshua Harris, and Rocco Commisso.
The Institute for Policy Studies emphasizes that a significant portion of Americans face serious financial difficulties. These problems were exacerbated during the economic crisis caused by the pandemic.