A feeling of warm relief has gone around the globe as Swiss Bank UBS has reported that the world’s billionaires fortunes have increased by nearly 27% since the pandemic started.
“That’s a load off my mind”, said ex-shop manager, Sally Jarvis of Blackpool. “I’d been feeling a bit cheesed-off, what with losing my job, catching Covid and infecting the family. But finding out that Jeff Bezos is 40% richer has really cheered me up.”
Richard Branson declined to comment on his personal wealth increasing by £500M, saying; “If you don’t mind, I’m trying to think of a way to find money to pay employees who can’t work. ”
Ms Jarvis has since followed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s advice and is retraining as a homeless beggar.