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Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk among billionaires gaining net worth in pandemic
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April 23 – The combined wealth of America’s billionaires, including Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos and Tesla Inc chief Elon Musk, increased nearly 10% during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report published by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS).
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