Jeff Bezos shatters records to earn $13B in one day, Internet calls him ‘supervillain with his own mountain’
'Just your daily reminder that with his money, Jeff Bezos could've saved every sick person or suicidal person in the world'
The coronavirus pandemic may have brought life to a standstill, but even a global health crisis couldn’t stop the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos from working towards increasing his already impressive fortune of $189 billion. Despite the dire circumstances that have crippled economy worldwide, the world’s wealthiest man has emerged richer with an additional $13 billion, according to the Guardian.
The reports also state that an increase in Amazon’s sales amid lockdown has majorly contributed to Bezos' existing wealth, as people from across the world turned to Amazon to meet their daily needs by ordering essentials online, along with tuning into their streaming platform to seek some entertainment while being cooped up in their homes. Reportedly, Amazon’s sales have increased by 70% since the beginning of 2020.
However, the news hasn’t been well-received by social media users, who have taken to Twitter to share their feelings about the wealthiest man in the world growing even richer when the rest of the world is struggling to cope with the impact of the pandemic. While a few did praise Bezos for his latest achievement, the majority was of a different opinion.
One user tweeted, “Jeff Bezos deserves his money. He worked for it. I cannot be mad at Bezos for making billions in one day when GOD gave us the same 24 hours. Everybody could be billionaires if we applied ourselves.” Another opposed the tweet outright, saying, “I'm not making a legal argument, I'm making a moral one. Nobody should have as much money as Jeff Bezos. He isn't working tens of thousands of times harder than his employees, so he shouldn't get tens of thousands of times more money.”
Some noted that Bezos should be using his fortune to help those who are in desperate need of help. One tweeted, “Jeff Bezos made 13 billion dollars today. In one single day 13 billion. I promise from this day on I will never contribute a single dollar to Amazon. He’s a supervillain with his own mountain while people in this country are starving.” Another added, “Just your daily reminder that with his money, Jeff Bezos could've saved every sick person or suicidal person in the world.” Meanwhile, a few were simply unhappy about the unequal distribution of wealth in the world. When one wrote, “Jeff Bezos made 13 Billion dollars in one day. Wow!!! This life no balance at all.” Another added, “The fact that Jeff Bezos is still alive after earning 13B in a single day is a tragedy. Eat the rich”.