Beginning net worth: $54.7 billion
Ending net worth: $96.8 billion
Amount gained: $42.1 billion
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has become 77% richer during the pandemic. He donated $180 million to coronavirus charities as of August — a drop in the bucket for the tech billionaire.
Beginning net worth: $113 billion
Ending net worth: $185.6 billion
Amount gained: $72.6 billion
The richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, has made the most money during the pandemic. Bezos has given about 0.09% of his total net worth to coronavirus causes, which amounts to $127 million worth of donations.
Beginning net worth: $98 billion
Ending net worth: $115.8 billion
Amount gained: $17.8 billion
Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ fortune has grown by 18.2% amid the pandemic. Well-known as a philanthropist, Gates gave the largest monetary donation to coronavirus causes of any billionaire from March to August: $305 million. As a percentage of net worth, however, his donation was not the greatest: 0.27% — less than half of Potanin’s 0.64%.