SA born Elon Musk becomes the richest man in the world

Johannesburg – Tesla Inc. the American electric vehicle and clean energy company based in Palo Alto, California share price climbed all through 2020 and has now helped their chief executive become the richest man in the world, surpassing Amazon.com Inc’s top boss Jeff Bezos.

According to Bloomberg News, on Thursday, the electric-automaker’s shares surged 7.9%, boosting Musk past Amazon.com Inc. founder Bezos on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 wealthiest people.

Bloomberg said that Musk is worth $194.8 billion, or $9.5 billion more than Bezos, whose Blue Origin is a rival to Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Ltd., or SpaceX, in the private space race.


The South Africa-born engineer has added more than $165 billion to his fortune.

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