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‘Wealth gained by 10 richest men during pandemic could buy vaccines for all'

26 January 2021 9:05 AM
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"The world’s 10 richest men increased their wealth, in some case because of the pandemic, by $540 billion," says Adam Gilchrist.

The amount by which the 10 richest men have grown richer during the pandemic could buy a vaccine against Covid-19 for every man, woman, and child on Earth said Oxfam on Monday.

The wealth of the world’s 10 richest people – all men – rose by R8.2 trillion so far during the pandemic.

Jeff Bezos on the cover of Forbes magazine. © dennizn/123rf

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Refilwe Moloto interviewed international correspondent Adam Gilchrist.


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The world’s 10 wealthiest men could – and maybe should – pay for vaccines for all of us… They increased their wealth, in some case because of the pandemic, by over half a trillion dollars…

Adam Gilchrist - international correspondent

Obviously, the 10 wealthiest gentlemen in the world are not about to give up their fortunes…

Adam Gilchrist - international correspondent

… If you overtaxed Jeff Bezos, he’d simply move to the Bahamas…

Adam Gilchrist - international correspondent

Listen to the interview in the audio below [skip to 2:14].




26 January 2021 9:05 AM
Tags:
World Economic Forum
WHO
Inequality
Davos
WEF
Jeff Bezos
Bill Gates
World Health Organisation
Oxfam
Adam Gilchrist
Refilwe Moloto
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
COVID-19 vaccine
Covid-19 vaccination
Davos Dialogue

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