Forbes BILLIONAIRES as its fortune continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, Elon Musk has now become the richest man in the world, officially surpassing Amazon AMZ + 0.7% CEO Jeff Bezos. Shares of Tesla TSLA + 8. %%, an electric vehicle maker from Sk, rose 8.2% at 11.30 am AST, bringing Musk’s total assets to .. 1.7.7 billion, up .. 12.5 billion. Forbes estimates that this makes him the richest man on the planet.
Despite a Bloomberg report earlier this week, Forbes claimed Wednesday that Musk would become the world’s richest man, but the Tesla chief did not officially take the top spot until Friday morning. He is now about 1 billion ahead of former world number one Jeff Bezos, with a net worth of 1 billion as of 11.30 EST.
Musk initially launched Facebook FB-0. CEO% CEO Mark Zuckerberg (valued at 9 9.9 billion today) became the world’s fourth-richest man in early November, surpassing Microsoft MSFT + 0. % co-founder Bill Gates (122 billion today) for the number. Three places.
A month later, Kasturi became the world’s second-richest man after French luxury tycoon Bernard Arnault (today worth 44 144 billion). The BILLIONAIRES CEO of Tesla has added 5 billion to his fortune since March 2020, when he was worth 2 billion. was billions of dollars. Many thanks to Tesla’s skyrocketing share price, which has risen more than 72020% in 2020. In the first week of 2021, it grew by 20%. BILLIONAIRES