SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has officially become the world’s richest person, surpassing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
BBC News reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has become the world’s richest person surpassing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Musk, who is CEO of the electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla and founder of the private space exploration company SpaceX, is now valued at around $188.5 billion USD, about $1.5 billion USD more than Bezos.
Musk responded to a tweet noting his new position as the world’s richest man, very simply calling it “strange.”
Well, back to work …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021
Musk took the top spot as the world’s richest person after Tesla’s stock share price went up 4.8 percent late last week. This is the first time that someone has overtaken Bezos as the world’s richest person, a title he has held since October 2017.