The eccentric founder and CEO of Tesla, after an enormously successful year, recently became the second richest person in the world, removing Bill Gates from the job. A recent report released by Bloomberg suggests that the SpaceX chief’s net worth increased in an unprecedented way this year.
The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a list of the top 500 billionaires in the world, in which Musk was ranked 35 earlier this year. However, by selling more than 300,000 Tesla cars and launching numerous rockets into space, the Tesla boss has raised his net worth from $ 7.2 billion to a whopping $ 127.9 billion.
According to the report, Musk added more than $ 100 billion to his net worth this year. This was mainly due to the rise in Tesla stock prices and the head of Tesla is the only one on the list who made so much money this year.
Plus, with his huge current net worth, Musk was able to push former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates into the third position. This is a great achievement for Elon, as it is only the second time in eight years that Gates has been ranked below second. Keep in mind, however, that if Gates hadn’t donated as much to charity, his net worth would have been much higher than the current $ 127.7 billion.
So now, we just have to wait and see if the CEO of Tesla can stay in this place or for how long. Also, this is worth mentioning that Musk has to receive a lot to reach this top position as CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos has a net worth of $ 182 billion.
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