Tesla and SpaceX Senior Manager Elon Musk became the richest person in the world, surpassing Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos with a fortune of $ 188.5 billion.
The more than 5 percent rise in the shares of the electric car manufacturer Tesla today has made the company’s owner Musk rise among the richest 500 people in the world.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Musk topped Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos, who has been at the top of the list since October 2017 with a fortune of $ 188.5 billion.
The increase in Tesla shares over the past year has enabled Musk to increase his fortune by over $ 150 billion. The company’s shares increased by 743 percent last year.
In an interview last month, Musk stated that he has little interest in materiality and has little assets other than his shares in Tesla and SpaceX. Musk said that the main purpose of his fortune was to accelerate the evolution of humanity into a spacefaring civilization.
The wealth of the world’s 500 richest people totaled $ 7.6 trillion in 2020, an increase of about $ 1.8 trillion.