Elon Musk is Now The World Richest Person Beating Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Elon Musk is now the world richest person beating Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Bloomberg reported.

The 49-year-old Tesla and SpaceX chief was pegged to surpass Jeff Bezos earlier in the day after a fresh rally in Tesla shares.

Elon Musk is Now The World Richest Person Beating Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
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And with Thursday’s gains, Musk’s net worth now stands at $188 billion, Musk worth’s $1.5 billion more than Jeff Bezos, according to the report. Tesla shares are currently up over 5.50 per cent, trading at just short of $800. The fresh rally in the electric carmaker’s stock has elevated Musk above Jeff Bezos, who has occupied the position since October 2017.

Mr Musk reacted to the news in signature style, replying to a Twitter user sharing the news with the remark “how strange”.

A pinned tweet at top of Musk feed offered further insight into his thoughts on personal wealth, which reads…

Elon Musk is Now The World Richest Person Beating Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
Elon Musk/Getty Images

“About half my money is intended to help problems on Earth, and half to help establish a self-sustaining city on Mars to ensure continuation of life (of all species) in case Earth gets hit by a meteor like the dinosaurs or WW3 happens and we destroy ourselves.”

The South African tech entrepreneur just became the richest person on planet earth with a net valuation of more than $185 billion.

Elon Musk’s wealth gain in 2020 marks the fastest surge to the top of the rich list in modern history— and marks a dramatic turn around from a business riddled with debt less than two years ago as Tesla’s rapidly burnt cash to stay in operation.

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