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Musk’s net worth rose closer to Bezos after shares of electric carmaker Tesla jumped 2.8% on Wednesday
- Elon Musk’s net worth was $ 181.1 billion on Wednesday.
- Jeff Bezos had a net worth of $ 184 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index
- Bezos has been the world’s richest person since October 2017
Tesla Inc. and Space X promoter Elon Musk could soon become the world’s richest person. He has come just $ 3 billion away from Jeff Bezos, the promoter of Amazon, which is topping the rich list. Jeff Bezos had a net worth of $ 184 billion on Wednesday, while Musk had a net worth of $ 181.1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index.
Musk’s net worth soared to Bezos’s after a 2.8 percent jump in shares of electric carmaker Tesla on Wednesday. Bezos has been the world’s richest person since October 2017.
Musk’s net worth has grown nearly 6 times in the past year
The 49-year-old Musk’s net worth has grown nearly 6 times in the past year. A year ago, Musk’s net worth was around $ 30 billion, which has increased by more than $ 150 billion in the past year. This is probably the fastest wealth creation in history. Tesla shares have risen 743 per cent during this period.
Musk owns 20% of Tesla’s shares
Elon Musk owns 20 percent of Tesla’s shares. Apart from this, he got some shares through ESOP in 2012 and 2018, which is worth about 40 billion dollars now. Musk, however, has stated that he has no interest in money. He has no other assets other than stakes in Tesla and SpaceX.
Zhong Shanshan of China overtakes Warren Buffett to No. 6
Meanwhile, within six days of the new year, China’s Zhong Shanshan has overtaken Warren Buffett in terms of net worth. Now Shanshan is the 6th richest person in the world. A jump in shares of his bottled water selling company Nongfu Spring has increased his net worth by $ 15.2 billion. Last week, he became the richest person in Asia leaving behind India’s billionaire Mukesh Ambani.
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