Elon Musk has become the richest person in the world, with a net worth exceeding $184 billion. The founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Inc surpassed Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos after Tesla’s share price increased on Thursday.
Last year January, Elon Musk was worth $27 Billion and today he has made history has the fastest to rise to the top as the richest man on earth after beating Jeff Bezos who had been the richest in the world since 2017.
Jeff Bezos, former world’s richest person became the first person to ever worth $200 billion in August 2020 and crossed a milestone previously unseen in the nearly four decades Forbes has been tracking net worths. Today with a slim margin Elon tops the list.
Check below Elon Musk reaction after a tweet about becoming the richest man in the world at $190 billion.
How strange— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Musk who was barely in the top 50 richest people now has a net worth of $184 billion. Bloomberg’s real-time billionaire tracker gets the next update at the end of the trading day. Musk richest man on earth title was validated by Bloomberg wealth article.
Tesla shares recorded a good start in the first week of January, 2021 with an increase in more than $90 a share since the beginning of the year. The increase in share price early Thursday lifted Elon Musk with about $21 billion this year to become the richest man on earth. Tesla shares gained about 5% to $791.39, while Amazon shares tacked on 1.7% to trade at $3,190.03 on Thursday.
About Elon Musk
Elon Musk, born June 28, 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa is an entrepreneur who cofounded the electronic-payment firm PayPal and formed SpaceX, maker of launch vehicles and spacecraft. He was also one of the first significant investors in, as well as chief executive officer of, the electric car manufacturer Tesla.
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