Growing inequality in the United States shows that the game is rigged.
- Annie Lowrey
- The Atlantic
Last month, Bloomberg reported that Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post, has accumulated a fortune worth $150 billion.
That is the biggest nominal amount in modern history, and extraordinary any way you slice it.
Bezos is the world’s lone hectobillionaire.
He is worth what the average American family is, nearly two million times over.
He has about 50 percent more money than Bill Gates, twice as much as Mark Zuckerberg, 50 times as much as Oprah, and…