According to the report; The increase in the wealth of these people came after the increase in the shares of the companies they own or have shares in; Which led to widening the gap between the rich and the poor.
The Oxfam report indicated that the wealth of the 10 richest businessmen in the world jumped during the first two years of the pandemic from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion.
The organization urged governments to impose a one-time wealth tax of 99% on the Covid-19 windfall.
The charity said: World Bank figures showed that an additional 163 million people had been pushed below the poverty line; While the wealthy were benefiting from the stimulus provided by governments around the world to mitigate the impact of the virus.
Oxfam predicts that by 2030, 3.3 billion people will live on less than $5.50 a day.
The charity said: The income of 99% of the world's population fell from March 2020 to October 2021; Elon Musk, the founder of electric car company Tesla, and the other nine richest people were getting richer by $1.3 billion a day.
And according to figures from the American magazine "Forbes", which were cited by the charity; The 10 richest men in the world are:
- Elon Musk.
- Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.
- Bernard Arnault, president of the French luxury group LVMH.
- Ex-Microsoft CEO Bill Gates.
- Former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.
- Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
- Steve Ballmer, an American businessman and investor, was the CEO of Microsoft Corporation.
- American investor Warren Buffett.