Elon musk who is he? Elon Musk surpassed Jeff Bezos as the wealthiest person in the world for the first time on Thursday.
Musk tweeted about the news.
“Well, back to work.”
CNN reports that a 5% rise in Tesla shares today, Thursday, 7th of January, 2021, increased Elon Musk’s Net Worth by approximately $9.3 billion, bringing his total to about $190 billion while the Amazon CEO and Former Richest Man on Earth, Jeff Bezos’ net worth currently sits at $187 billion.
These calculations are made based on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which listed both Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos’ worth at $181 billion and $184 billion, respectively, as of Wednesday. When the rankings are refreshed when trading closes Thursday, Bloomberg confirms that Musk will be in the top spot.
According to CNBC News, the PayPal, Space-X, Tesla, Solar City Genius and South-African Born, Elon Musk’s skyrocketing wealth in 2020 made him the fastest person in history to reach the top of the world’s richest people list. He began last year with a $27 billion net worth and barely cracked the top 50 wealthiest people.
Elon musk who is he?
However, Tesla’s surging share price—which ballooned by 740% (percent) last year—and his pay package have added over $150 billion to his fortune.
His wealth is also indicative of his 20% (percent) stake in Tesla, 48% (percent) stake in Space-X, and 57 million vested Tesla stock options.
Jeff Bezos’ net worth reflects his 11% (percent) stake in Amazon. He’s been the world’s richest person since 2017, beating Bill Gates for the ranking.
However, Bill Gates is now the Third Richest Person with a $132 billion net worth as of Wednesday.