With unemployment rampant around the globe and a worldwide recession looming due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are still a few people who are continuing to see their personal wealth soar into new stratospheres.
One of which, is world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos.
The Amazon founder is actually on track to become the world’s first trillionaire, according to a report by Comparisun.
The business software comparison site monitored data from the last five years of the Forbes Rich List to calculate how the wealthiest people in the world will see their fortunes develop over the next few years.
And in the case of Bezos, he is currently on track to hit the trillion mark by 2026.
Bezos is currently reported to be worth $140bn (£112bn) and could see that vast fortune increase monumentally over the next six years, at which point he will be 62-years-old.
The same study finds that Facebook overlord Mark Zuckerberg is on course to become the world’s youngest trillionaire, at the age of 51, in 2036.
The overwhelming demand for online shopping has seen business boom even more than usual for Amazon, with shoppers around the world confined to their homes, with most retailers currently not operating as usual due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This has led to a surge in the share price of Amazon, helping boost Bezos’ own personal wealth. In fact, the stock initially dropped at the beginning of March around pandemic insecurity, which came just after Bezos had sold off an eye watering $3.4bn (£2.79bn) worth of shares.
Bezos has donated chunks of his wealth to those in need during the current Coronavirus crisis, with $100m (£80m) going to Feeding America – a Chicago based non-profit that runs 200 food banks across the United States.