Throughout the pandemic, working families struggled to survive. The billionaires? They got richer.
We live in an America tilted towards the ultra-rich and the powerful.
Pre-pandemic, the wealth gap between the wealthiest and the poorest Americans was already wider than ever. But the coronavirus and the economic crisis that followed have made that gap even worse. While millions of Americans remain unemployed and families are struggling to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table, billionaire wealth has grown to $4.2 trillion, 40% higher than before the COVID crisis began. Scroll down to take a look at what this looks like on an individual level.