China Created More Billionaires Than Every Other Country Combined During Pandemic

259 new billionaires broke into the club during 2020.

Continuing its rapid post-COVID economic recovery, it has been revealed that China created more billionaires in 2020 than the rest of the world combined.

According to the Hurun Global Rich List, 259 billionaires broke into the exclusive club, meaning China now boasts a total of 1,058 billionaires and is the first country in the world to break the 1,000 level.

In comparison, the United States created 70 new billionaires in 2020, although people who were already billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates saw their profits surge during the pandemic.

“China – the country where Covid first emerged and which has been accused of covering up its early spread, leading to the pandemic – has seen its economy boom while the rest of the world’s finances have been hammered by the disease,” reports the Daily Mail.

As we highlighted back in December, China is also set to outstrip every other country in terms of GDP growth over the next two years.

“A graph proposing GDP projections for various nations and areas showed that China was the only nation on the list to enjoy real GDP growth in 2020, with 1.8%, 8% in 2021 and 4.9% in 2022,” reported Sputnik.

In reality, China ended up posting even better numbers for 2020 with a 2.3% GDP rise, the only major economy in the world to grow at all last year.

“In comparison, the United States, having suffered a 3.7% drop in 2020, is set to achieve 3.2% and 3.5% real GDP growth in 2021 and 2022 respectively.”

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