Tesla Founder Elon Musk Is Now the World’s Richest Person

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Move over Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk has become the world’s richest person, overtaking Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who had held it since 2017, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Tesla’s rocketing share price propelled Musk’s net worth up to $195 billion, eclipsing Jeff Bezos’s net worth of $185 billion.

“How strange,” Musk tweeted in response to the news Thursday morning. He followed that up by saying “Well, back to work…”

Tesla has surged in value this year, and hit a market value of $757 billion, becoming the most valuable automaker in the world, passing the valuations of Ford, GM, VW Group and Toyota. Well …It looks like 2021 has sure started on a good note for Elon!

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