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.