While the world economy is suffering from the Covid-19 crisis, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos can still smile proudly with his increasing assets and stocks. As reported by Comparisun, Bezos will be recognised as the world’s richest man in a few years time.
The company has reportedly managed to generate $75.5 bilion (~RM327.25 bilion) in profit during the first three months of 2020. And by the year 2026, he will become the first person to reach $1 trillion worth of profit!
However, the news was met with generally negative response from everyone. Most of them have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration on the matter. They even came up with their own hashtag “RIPCapitalism” seemingly to showcase their protest. Bezos ended up becoming a trending topic on Twitter.
In addition, some have even compared the amount of funds Bezos has spent in helping those affected by the Covid-19 outbreak which are said to be incompatible with his status as the world’s richest man.
Jeff Bezos is expected to become the 1st trillionaire as he consolidates the retail market during coronavirus.
Now Amazon is telling its workers (who have faced significant risk) that it'll be ending their hazard pay at the end of MAY!
— Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (@RepBonnie) May 13, 2020
I don’t know how anyone can defend an economic system where a plutocrat like Jeff Bezos makes $24 billion during a pandemic while 33 million Americans lose their jobs. The disease plaguing our nation is capitalism and the vaccine is democratic socialism. #RIPCapitalism
— Ryan Knight ☭? (@ProudSocialist) May 13, 2020
Scrolling through the tweets, most of them were enraged knowing that Bezos has been neglecting his staff’s welfare. They even claimed that he has been pushing his staff to continue working despite the growing concerns over the pandemic.
Source: Comparisun. / Featured Image: Medium.