Transcript for By The Numbers: The world’s billionaires have gotten richer during the pandemic
This past year has of course front economic hardship to so many meanwhile the world's billionaires have collectively gotten richer during a pandemic. As the gap between the ultra wealthy and poor continues to widen we take a look. By the numbers more than find trillion dollars that someone's a total wealth from the world's billionaires grew in just one year. Raising their collective net worth took thirteen trillion dollars according to the Forbes annual billionaire's list released just today. There are now a record setting. 2775. Million airs worldwide including a record. 493. New members of the billionaire's club this year. Jim Carr dashing in among them. With a net worth some 177. Billion dollars Amazon CEO Jeff Bay's -- tops the list followed by Tesla CEO Elon months with. 151. Million dollars has skyrocketed from. 31 to second place in just one year. The US has 724. Millionaires more than any other country but China's close behind with 698 billionaires. Only 328 of the world's billionaires are women and that's less than 12% but still an increase from last year. And finally even amid the pandemic driven recession a staggering 86% of all billionaires are richer today than they work a year ago.
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