I Fact Checked an Astonishing Claim About Wealth Inequality. It Was True!

Numbed as many are to the endless statistics about wealth inequality which circulate on progressive social media, the claim in the tweet pictured above still shocked me. I decided to check if it was true before sharing. It was.

US$5000 a day times the 192481 days is $962,405,000 ($962M) which is $37,595,000 ($37M) short of a full billion. According to business insider, Jeff Bezos, weekly earnings over the 12 months up till Jan 2019 were over $1.5 Billion.

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