Microsoft founder Bill Gates was the richest man in the world from 2014 to 2017. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took over that title in 2018. But now Tesla founder Elon Musk is coming for both of those titles.
On Monday, stock in Tesla jumped tremendously. This caused Elon Musk’s net worth to increase from $7.2 billion to $127.9 billion. This happened all in one day. He’s been raking in a lot of money since January. Musk was only ranked 35th on Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 richest people. Now he surpasses Bill Gates, and sits at 2nd place.
Bill Gates currently sits at a net worth of $127.7. While Gates isn’t far behind Musk, his advancements in Tesla and SpaceX only seem to be going up. Looks like it’s a battle of the billionaires.
Jeff Bezos is currently the richest person in the world with a net worth is $181.4 billion.