2020 Coronavirus Pandemic

September 2, 2020  |  

EACH WALTON FAMILY MEMBER’S WEALTH SURGES $3.7 BILLION, OR 5.7%, YESTERDAY

The Billionaires’ Wealth Windfall Update is a periodic report on the outrageous growth in wealth of U.S. billionaires during the coronavirus pandemic. Data is based on daily real-time changes reported by Forbes.

Alice Walton: 

  • Wealth as of Sep. 2: $69 billion, up $3.7 billion or 5.7% from yesterday. 
  • Wealth has increased $14.6 billion since March 18, 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic – up from $54.4 billion, a 26.9% increase
  • Wealth has increased $24.6 billion since Feb. 8, 2019 based on Forbes 2019 World’s Billionaires List – up from $44.4 billion, or 55.5%.
  • She is the 10th richest American.

Jim Walton: 

  • Wealth as of Sep. 2: $68.8 billion, up $3.7 billion or 5.7% from yesterday. 
  • Wealth has increased $14.2 billion since March 18, 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic – up from $54.6 billion, or 26.1%
  • Wealth has increased $24.2 billion since Feb. 8, 2019 based on Forbes 2019 World’s Billionaires List – up from $44.6 billion, or 54.3%.
  • He is the 11th richest American.

Rob Walton: 

  • Wealth as of Sep. 2: $68.5 billion, up $3.7 billion or 5.7% from yesterday
  • Wealth has increased $14.4 billion since March 18, 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic – up from $54.1 billion; a 26.6% increase
  • Wealth has increased $24.2 billion since Feb. 8, 2019 based on Forbes 2019 World’s Billionaires List – up from $44.3 billion, or 54.6%.
  • He is the 12th richest American.

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Jeff Bezos: 

  • Wealth as of Sep. 2: $206.3 billion, up $4.3 billion from yesterday. 
  • Wealth has increased $93.3 billion since March 18, 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic – up from $113 billion, an 82.6% increase
  • Wealth has increased $75.3 billion since Feb. 8, 2019 based on Forbes 2019 World’s Billionaires List – up from $131 billion, a 57.5% increase.
  • He is the richest person in the world.

Bill Gates: 

  • Wealth as of Sep. 2: $117.8 billion, up $1.3 billion from yesterday
  • Wealth has increased $19.8 billion since March 18, 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic – up from $98 billion, a 20.2% increase
  • Wealth has increased $21.3 billion since Feb. 8, 2019 based on Forbes 2019 World’s Billionaires List – up from $96.5 billion, or 22%.
  • He is the 2nd richest American.

Mark Zuckerberg: 

  • Wealth as of Sep. 2: $109.2 billion, up $1.6 billion from yesterday. 
  • Wealth has increased $54.5 billion since March 18, 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic – up from $54.7 billion, a 99.6% increase
  • Wealth has increased $46.9 billion since Feb. 8, 2019 based on Forbes 2019 World’s Billionaires List – up from $62.3 billion, or 75%.
  • He is the 3rd richest American.

MacKenzie Scott (formerly MacKenzie Bezos): 

  • Wealth as of Sep. 2: $66.8 billion, up $1.5 billion from yesterday
  • Wealth has increased $30.8 billion since March 18, 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic – up from $36 billion, an 85.6% increase
  • She is the 14th richest American.

Americans for Tax Fairness and the Institute for Policy Studies – Program on Inequality maintain more information on billionaire wealth growth at this website.