For most of us, the pandemic was a time for solitude, weirdness, and a ton of Netflix. However, for a select few individuals, the pandemic was a time to get rich – very rich. The following individuals became the richest during the pandemic using their skills, selling items, using social media like Tik-Tok and YouTube, and investing at the right time.
Some of these individuals even have a ridiculously high net worth. After reading about these successful people, we may just feel a twinge of guilt for having spent all of those hours on the couch with our hands deep a bag of potato chips, watching shows that did nothing but entertain us for a few hours per day.
20. He Became A Millionaire During COVID
Stéphane Bancel used the pandemic to his advantage. By honing his knowledge about drugs and vaccines, he became the CEO of BioMérieux and was able to join Moderna. They made a vaccine that has been given to over 10 billion people around the world. Now, he has a net worth of 4.2 million. The drug was approved for emergency use in December 2020. We’re probably all wishing we paid a little bit more attention in science class (via Forbes).