This chart shows how 4 of the wealthiest men in the US got $229 billion richer in 2020
In a year when unemployment skyrocketed and food insecurity ballooned, the four richest men in the US got a lot richer.
The wealthiest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, saw his net worth grow by 59.1% through Dec. 13, according to Bloomberg's Billionaire Index. Bezos is worth $183 billion, adding $67.9 billion to his fortune over the course of 2020.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk became the second-richest man in the world, with his net worth growing by a staggering 437% to $148 billion. Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates' net worth was up 14%, while Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's grew 32.3%.