Ontario lawyer wanted in real estate fraud worth more than $7.5 million

Lawyer Shahid Malik is seen in this police handout. Peel police are looking for Malik who is wanted for defrauding his clients. (Peel Police Service) Lawyer Shahid Malik is seen in this police handout. Peel police are looking for Malik who is wanted for defrauding his clients. (Peel Police Service)

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A new billionaire has been minted nearly every day during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been good for the wallets of the wealthy. Some 573 people have joined the billionaire ranks since 2020, bringing the worldwide total to 2,668, according to an analysis released by Oxfam on Sunday. That means a new billionaire was minted about every 30 hours, on average, so far during the pandemic.