While people are struggling with the pandemic, the richest person on the planet- Jeff Bezos is set to become a trillionaire.
A business software site called Comparisun collected data from the past five years of the Forbes Rich List to calculate the yearly wealth growth rate of the world's richest billionaires.
This study applied the annual growth rate in the coming years and concluded that the Amazon owner who is worth over $140 billion could become the world's first trillionaire in 2026.
After this news broke out, Twitter had all sorts of reactions.
Jeff Bezos in 1994. You guys can hate that he is going to be the first trillionaire but he definitely worked for it 🤷🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/YAX9vYdE1K— Chax (@chaxsells) May 14, 2020
Me: JEFF BEZOS IS A GONNA BE A TRILLIONAIRE??? THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!!!— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) May 13, 2020
Also me: Places my 3rd order from Amazon for the day.
Bezos's company Amazon has been doing well despite the recession. Due to the lockdown, demand has increased and that has meant that amazon sales have gone up during this time.