With a net worth of $182 billion, Jeff Bezos is now one of richest men in the world. Since COVID “hit” in the Spring of 2020, Bezos has added over $70 Billion to his net worth. The largest single-day increase in Bezos’s net worth is $13 billion, which he achieved on July 20, 2020, making $542 million per hour, $9.0 million per minute, and $150,463 per second.
Meanwhile, Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, are continuing to vote on whether to become the first unionized Amazon warehouse in the United States. Their demands include stronger COVID-19 safety measures and relief from impossibly high productivity standards that leave many unable to take bathroom breaks. “We want to be heard. We want to be treated like people and not ignored when we have issues,” says Jennifer Bates, a worker at Amazon’s BHM1 facility.
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