Pandemic economy: Americans richer, but wealth gap a roller coaster

  • Financial consultant Mishana Carson, owner of Phoenix Wealth and Wellness, has a Zoom meeting from her home in Decatur, Georgia, with a client on April 18, 2022. (Arvin Temkar/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

  • Financial consultant Mishana Carson, owner of Phoenix Wealth and Wellness, has a Zoom meeting from her home in Decatur, Georgia, with a client on April 18. (Arvin Temkar/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Most Americans have gotten wealthier during the pandemic, despite a deadly disease that upended the economy.