America’s superrich increased their wealth during the pandemic while a majority of the country was financially hit by the crisis. No country has more oligarchs than America. By November 2021, the likes of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bernard Arnault and family, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Ballmer and Warren Buffett had seen their fortunes grow by $821 billion dollars, according to Forbes. Inequality in America is no secret but now the gap is getting wider and wider and one of the reasons is that the rich don’t pay taxes in proportion to their wealth. “If these ten men were to lose 99.999 percent of their wealth tomorrow, they would still be richer than 99 percent of all the people on this planet,” said Oxfam International’s Executive Director Gabriela Bucher.