Elon Musk Is Now the Richest Person in the World

Elon Musk Is Now the Richest Person in the World

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has surpassed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to become the richest person in the world, just months after passing Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index on Thursday showed Musk worth $195 billion, Bezos at $185 billion and Gates in third place at $134 billion.

The index estimated Musk’s net worth at about $181 billion on Wednesday before a nearly 8 percent stock rally Thursday by Tesla, outpacing Amazon’s gains that day.

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Musk, 49, responded to the news on Twitter by saying, “How strange.”

How strange

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021

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In a follow-up tweet, he wrote, “Well, back to work …”

Tesla’s stock, which accounts for a majority of Musk’s net worth, has continued to surge in 2021 after helping the company rise in value by over

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