Well, it turns out that the saying is true. The rich just keep on getting richer. For a lot of the richest Canadians, their wealth has actually increased throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Some billionaires made billions of more dollars since March.\nThe Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has taken information on the 20 richest people in this country and compared what they had on March 18 to their wealth as of September 14.\nWhen you add up the growth of the 20 most well off billionaires between those dates, there's an increase of $37 billion from when the country went into lockdown.\nEditor's Choice: Air Canada's New Flight Pass Lets You Take Unlimited Domestic Flights For A Set Price\nCanada's richest family, the Thomsons, made the most money since March with their wealth going up by almost $9 billion from $41.7 billion to $50.6 billion.\nFor individuals, the increases weren't as huge as that but they were still pretty big.\nShopify's CEO Tobi Lutke had the biggest gain of any one person and more than doubled his wealth in half a year from $4 billion to $10.6 billion.\nJoseph Tsai, the co-founder and executive vice-chairman of tech company Alibaba Group, made $4.5 billion since March so his wealth is now at $17.7 billion.\nHe also owns the NBA's Brooklyn Nets.\nNEW REPORT: Canada's top 20 billionaires have increased their fortunes by $37 billion since March. While most Canadians struggled through the pandemic, the rich got much, much richer. Meanwhile, a new poll finds 76% of Canadians want a wealth tax. https://t.co/L0SS9ilmre #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/qIpdFVf7Tg— Ricochet (@ricochet_en) September 17, 2020\nLululemon founder Chip Wilson also got richer during the pandemic with a growth of $2.8 billion to $7 billion.\nJames Irving, a New Brunswick businessman, made $2.1 billion from March to September which brings his wealth up to $8.1 billion.\nAlain Bouchard's wealth grew by $1.8 billion from $4.1 billion to $5.9 billion.\nHe's the co-founder and chairman of Alimentation Couche-Tard which operates convenience stores like Circle K and Couche-Tard.\nBillionaires gonna billionaire, even during a pandemic. A report from @ccpa finds the country's's top 20 billionaires added a collective $37B to their wealth during the 6 mos after the pandemic hit Canada, as millions lost work and went onto emergency benefits. pic.twitter.com/5qEAKP4nK0— Mike Lloyd (@llikemoyd) September 17, 2020\nThis comes after Canada's unemployment rate was the highest it had ever been back in May, when some provinces had just started their reopening plans.\nA month later, almost one million jobs were added but many people were still out of work because of the pandemic.\nSpeaking of rich people, Jagmeet Singh recently blamed Justin Trudeau for letting an American billionaire come into Canada without isolating for 14 days.\nHowever, it's been reported that only four federal ministers can grant this exemption and Trudeau isn't one of them.