Elon Musk became the second richest person in the world
Elon Musk became the second richest person in the world

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has overtaken Bill Gates as the second richest person in the world.

The CEO of Tesla (Tesla), the electric car maker, is currently valued at $ 128 billion, and this year he added $ 100 billion.

(Elon Musk) There is a big gap between Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos), who is currently ranked number one by Amazon CEO (Jeff Bezos) and his net worth is around $ 1,820 million.

Elon Musk was ranked 35th in January according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

The main driver for Musk's rapid rise in the list was Tesla's share price, given that the current market value of this electric vehicle company is around $ 500 billion and its market capitalization initially. This year it is less than 100 billion dollars.

British newspaper "The Guardian" reported that Tesla's production is less than that of well-known car makers, but has the highest market value of any automaker in the world.

The company plans to produce 500,000 cars this year, while companies like Toyota will produce about 10 million cars and about three-quarters of Musk's assets will come from Tesla shares.

Musk's other big project, SpaceX, was also successful when the company transported four astronauts aboard the Dragon spaceship to the International Space Station last week.

Bill Gates was the number one on the HNWI in many years until Jeff Bezos surpassed it in 2017.

Bloomberg suggested that Gates could have more fortune now if Gates did not give much to charity. Since 2006, Gates has donated more than $ 27 billion.

There are some clear differences between Gates and Musk this year. Speaking of Gates in September, Musk said that after Gates said this he knew nothing about the feasibility of electric trucks: "Semiautomatic trucks are unlikely to be practical."

Gates said earlier this year: After the CEO of Tesla reduced the risk of the spread of the Corona epidemic, Musk should avoid making big predictions about areas about which he knows nothing.

Last week, Musk overtook Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to become one of the richest people in the world.

Zuckerberg fell to fifth place in the world after being overtaken by French businessman (Bernard Arnault).

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