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
StÃ©phane Bancel used the pandemic to his advantage. By honing his knowledge about drugs and vaccines, he became the CEO of BioMÃ©rieux 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).