SAN JOSE, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Jose Bureau) – The top 5 richest individuals in the world are Jeff Besos, Elon Musk, Bernard Arnault, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg — in that order. This, according to Forbes magazine.
But one announcement — the divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates after 27 years of marriage — abruptly changed the order. Zuckerberg has displaced Gates for the 4th spot.
With the Gates divorce, Bill’s net worth of $124 billion has been split in half with Melinda, or a total of $62 billion, below Zuckerberg’s $97 billion.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Even if he loses the election, Donald Trump will remain as President until the inauguration of Joe Biden in January.
Sources close to The White House told The Adobo Chronicles that Trump plans to issue an Executive Order authorizing the granting of a second round of the Covid-19 stimulus checks to Americans, but only those who voted for him. That would exclude the 75 Million (and counting) of voters who chose Joe Biden in this November’s elections.
The new round of stimulus checks, according to a White House spokesperson who prefers to remain anonymous, will be double that of the first round ($1,200 for individuals and twice that for couples, plus additional bucks for those with qualified children.) That would be a minimum of $2,400 of Christmas shopping money for singles.
The Executive Order authorizes the Bureau of Internal Revenue to secure copies of ballots cast to determine who is qualified for the second round of stimulus checks.