Elon Musk becomes the richest man in the world again


SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is once again the richest man in the world, according to Forbes' Real-Time Billionaire List , with an estimated net worth of a colossal $ 201.7 billion. He is the third person in the modern era to ever reach a fortune of $ 200 billion.

Elon Musk has taken over from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who falls back to second, with a net worth estimated by Forbes at $ 193.6 billion. The two men have regularly competed for the place of the richest man in the world for a year, Jeff Bezos having reached the $ 200 billion mark in August 2020. Before Musk, Bernard Arnaud, CEO of LVMH, had also reached this mark. cap last month.

Elon Musk is even richer today than he was last January, when he briefly became the richest man in the world for the first time, making big gains in large part from the soaring Tesla shares . This year alone, shares of electric carmakers rose 720%, according to Forbes . With the CEO owning more than a fifth of Tesla, the company's good health directly benefits his wallet.

To add to the Musk / Bezos rivalry, SpaceX and Blue Origin have had recent disputes, with Bezos suing NASA over its decision to choose SpaceX for its lunar lander development contract. Amazon has also taken legal action against SpaceX, claiming the company run by Musk is breaking Federal Communications Commission rules with its Starlink satellite project ...

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