Jeff Bezos and his group founded the Amazon among the big winners of the Corona-crisis. Bezos, who occupied the Forbes list of the richest people in the world, ahead of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, LVMH chief Bernard Arnault and stock market legend Warren Buffett the first place, was able to achieve in the Covid-19 pandemic in record profits. Amazon Shareholders were also fabulous gains to look forward to. (Also read: Five things you didn't know about Jeff Bezos still)
record in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index
Especially the 20. July 2020 will remain Jeff Bezos in memory: How the media company Bloomberg reported, deserved, say the entrepreneurs of this day and write a $ 13 billion (the equivalent of about 11.3 billion euros). Thus, the 56-Year-old breaks a record: Since the creation of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index in 2012, there was no larger increase in a single day.
Jeff Bezos enlarged his fortune in 2020, considerably
2020 is now a very lucrative year for Jeff Bezos: According to Bloomberg, his fortune grew by 74 billion dollars (around 64,5 billion euros) – to a total value of 189.3 billion dollars (about EUR 165.1 billion euros).
Always criticism of Bezos
The billionaire in recent months, however, in the cross-fire of criticism. In March 2020, it was announced that $ 20 billion (17.5 billion euros) for the fight against climate change and environmental pollution, and founded the "Bezos Earth Fund". The criticism was not long in coming: on the one Hand, Amazon employees were critical of the environmental policies of the group, on the other hand, many found the of Bezos donated the sum as too low. Also the tax concessions that the group learns in the world, as well as the working conditions within the group itself to be repeatedly criticized.
in Germany, Amazon made for negative headlines: In may 2020, which was accused of being the group to have in its logistics centers in Winsen, Germany, and Pforzheim to hesitant to Corona cases among the staff reacts.
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