As Poor and Working Class in US Face Financial Cliff, Bezos Grew Record-Setting $13 Billion Richer on Monday

Days before the expiration of federal unemployment benefits is expected to bring about a wave of evictions, food insecurity and widespread economic pain for millions of Americans, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos—the world’s richest person—added $13 billion to his personal wealth on Monday. The rise in Bezos’ assets represents the largest single-day net worth increase for …

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