My1sttoday: Elon Musk overtakes Jeff Bezos again to become the world’s richest person after SpaceX valuation surges. Tesla chief’s wealth surged to $200 billion after the rocket company, SpaceX he founded completed another funding round, pushing him atop the Bloomberg Billionaires Index for the second time in 2021.
He moved past, Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos, who is now worth $194 billion and he was previously leading the chart. Musk has reclaimed the title as the world’s richest person after Space X shares skyrocketed.
Recent reports suggest SpaceX raised another $850 million this month from a group of leading institutional investors led by Sequoia Capital.
Such investment now puts SpaceX’s valuation at $74 billion, a 60% jump from August, and helped boost Musk’s net worth by about $11 billion, according to the index.
Musk currently leading and owns about 20% shares of the most valuable electric car company, Tesla, and also owns SpaceX, which counts the U.S NASA as its leading customer.