Elon Musk became the richest businessman in the world. Thanks to the rise in shares of the electric car manufacturer, Musk led the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which tracks the fortunes of the richest people online, overtaking Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Bloomberg estimates Musk’s net worth at $ 188.5 billion, $ 1.5 billion more than Bezos’.
According to CNBC, Musk also became the richest in the world. The TV channel estimates his fortune at $ 184 billion. Bezos, reminds CNBC, led the ranking of billionaires since 2017.
Tesla shares for 2020 increased in price by 743%. They continue to rise in price in 2021. On January 7, at the stock exchange trading, the securities of the electric car manufacturer added another 4.8% in value.
- Since the beginning of 2020, Elon Musk’s fortune has grown by almost $ 150 billion due to the growth of Tesla shares. According to Bloomberg, this may be considered the fastest growth of the businessman’s fortune in recent history.
- Jeff Bezos, Bloomberg notes, would be significantly ahead of Musk in the ranking of the richest people in the world, if not for the divorce from the writer Mackenzie Scott, to whom he transferred a significant stake in the divorce. Mackenzie Scott decided to send the proceeds of the divorce to charity.