The Bloomberg Billionaires Index recorded its largest annual gain in the list's history last year, with a 31% increase in the wealth of the richest people.
Even in the richest country in the world, the United States, the rapidly widening gap between the richest and poorest people grew especially stark in 2020.
Nine of the top 10 richest people in the world live in the United States and own more than $1.5 trillion.
Musk's total net worth grew by $142 billion in 2020, to $170 billion—the fastest creation of personal wealth in history, according to Bloomberg.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is at the top of the list, with a net worth of $190 billion.
The Republican-led Senate on Friday continued to stonewall a vote on legislation that would send $2,000 checks to many American households.
"Worse, it undermines any sense that we are 'in this together'—the solidarity required to weather the difficult months ahead. »