Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY Published 9:24 a.m. ET Oct. 7, 2020 | Updated 2:14 p.m. ET Oct. 7, 2020CLOSEAs millions of Americans lost jobs amid the raging coronavirus pandemic, billionaires’ wallets swelled to reach new heights, according to a new study. Between April and July, billionaire wealth hit $10.2 trillion for the first time ever, according to a study released by the Swiss banking institution UBS and accounting firm PwC.The previous peak for billionaire wealth was $8.9 trillion; that number was reached at the end of 2017. The total number of billionaires increased by one person since then, according to the data.There are now 2,189 billionaires in the world. Amid the pandemic, billionaire wealth rose across virtually every sector, though entrepreneurs in the technology, health care and industrial sectors pulled further ahead as those services took center stage in the world’s recovery from the outbreak.Teens are impacted, too: Teen spending hit a 40-year record low due to the pandemic, “We have seen before how a cohort of billionaire innovators and disruptors, active in tech, health care and industry, have contributed to reshaping the economy,” said Josef Stadler, head of global family office at UBS, and Marcel Tschanz, head of banking advisory at PwC Switzerland, in a joint statement. “COVID-19 accelerated this trend dramatically: By demonstrating the value


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