2020 Was Kind to These Billionaires

2020 was a rough year for us mere mortals. But for the society's elites, 2020 provided them with enough wealth to pay off the United States debt and then some. Here are the top 10 billionaires that benefited the most from the pandemic lockdowns in 2020.  

1. Elon Musk

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Wealth Source: SpaceX, Tesla

Wealth Gain Since Jan. 1, 2020: +$144 billion

2. Jeff Bezos

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Wealth Source: Amazon

Wealth Gain Since Jan. 1, 2020: +$86 billion

3. Larry Page

Wealth Source: Google

Wealth Gain Since Jan. 1, 2020: +$42 billion

4. Sergey Brin

Wealth Source: Google

Wealth Gain Since Jan.1, 2020: +$41 billion

5. Daniel Gilbert

Wealth Source: Quicken Loans

Wealth Gain Since Jan. 1, 2020: +$40 billion

6. Mark Zuckerberg

Wealth Source: Facebook

Wealth Gain Since Jan. 1, 2020: +$35 billion

7. Larry Ellison

Wealth Source: Oracle

Wealth Gain Since Jan. 1, 2020: +$34 billion

8. Mackenzie Scott

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Wealth Source: Amazon

Wealth Gain Since Jan. 1, 2020: +$25 billion

9. Bill Gates

Wealth Source: Microsoft

Wealth Gain Since Jan. 1, 2020: +$22 billion

10. Michael Dell

Wealth Source: Dell Technologies

Wealth Gain Since Jan. 1, 2020: +$19 billion

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As a certified credit counselor, Max Marvelous has coached over 250 Millennials to help take the stress out of money. When Max is not coaching, you'll find him reading financial books, indoor cycling, or visiting local pawn shops looking for swiss-made watches.