The 49-year-old Musk’s fortune increased by $ 87.8 billion in 2020, as Tesla shares rose by almost 500%.
The founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, ranked third in the list of the richest people in the world according to Bloomberg.
According to Bloomberg, the American entrepreneur is now worth $ 115.4 billion. He overtook the founder of the social network Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, who has $ 110.8 billion.
Today Tesla is the most expensive car company in the world. It outperformed Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday.
This hugely widened the gap between the creation of businessman Elon Musk and his traditional competitors in the automotive industry. Tesla shares soared to $ 2,290 in the middle of the day and then leveled off to $ 2,240, the highest price since the company went public when the stock was valued at $ 17.
Topping the list is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, followed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Bloomberg estimates Bezos’s fortune at $ 200 billion, and Gates’ fortune at $ 125 billion.
The 49-year-old Musk’s fortune has increased by $ 87.8 billion this year, as Tesla shares are up almost 500%, the agency said.
The ex-wife of the richest man on the planet, Amazon CEO Bezos Mackenzie Scott, according to Bloomberg, became the richest woman in the world, ahead of the granddaughter of the founder of L’Oreal, Françoise Bettencourt-Myers. She earned $ 66.4 billion.
As previously reported, Tesla made a profit of $ 102 million in the second quarter of 2020. It became profitable four quarters in a row for the first time in its history.