If the coronavirus doesn’t make you sick, this will
“World’s Worst Boss” on his way to becoming the first Covid-19 trillionaire
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos’ $145-billion fortune is skyrocketing as stores large and small fall victim to the coronavirus.
His mail-order business is going through the roof, making him an estimated $250,000 every 60 seconds. His net worth increased by $40-billion in the past year, more than the Gross Domestic Product of 100 countries around the world.
Meanwhile, workers in Amazon warehouses reportedly slave in sweatshops under hellish conditions.
One Amazon VP quit over the firing of executives who spoke out against working conditions, which include inadequate protection against the killer virus.
Bezos was named the “World’s Worst Boss” by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), an organization with 180 million members in 161 countries.
And here’s another thing — he was the only one of the world’s top five billionaires who refused to sign the Giving Pledge, an initiative created by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett that encourages wealthy people to donate much of their wealth.
But let’s get down to numbers.
A trillion is equal to a thousand billions or a million millions — meaningless numbers. The following graphics provide a better picture.
This is what a measly million dollars looks like in $100 bills stacked in 100 packets of $10,000 — it would easily fit into a small shopping bag.
This is what a billon dollars looks like in the same packages of $100 bills — now we’re talking a large truck.
And this is what a trillion dollars looks like in the same $100 stacks — that’d be Bezos practically invisible in the bottom left corner.
P.S. A grisly non sequitur. As a youth, when he worked on his grandparents’ ranch in Texas, Jeff Bezos castrated cattle.
You gotta love this guy!
But forget him — let’s have some fun!