Elon Musk Rockets Past Jeff Bezos to Become World's Richest Man

Elon Musk Rockets Past Jeff Bezos to Become World's Richest Man


Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s net worth has ballooned to $233 billion, zooming past Jeff Bezos and making him the richest man in the world according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Musk commented on surpassing Bezos, saying: “I’m sending a giant statue of the digit ‘2′ to Jeffrey B., along with a silver medal.”

Bloomberg reports that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has topped the Bloomberg Billionaires Index after adding almost $11 billion to his wealth, beating Amazon founder Jeff Bezos for the top spot as the world’s richest man.

Elon Musk grins (TOBIAS SCHWARZ /Getty)

Jeff Bezos at Blue Origin press event ( Joe Raedle /Getty)

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Musk’s net worth now sits at $223 billion following a deal with SpaceX investors to value

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