Elon Musk becomes the richest man in the world


Thanks to an earnings report and a large order of cars from Hertz, the American car rental company, Tesla’s capital surpassed $ 1 trillion on Monday and CEO Elon Musk is the richest man in world history.

Forbes estimates that Musk’s net worth is $ 271.3 billion as of Monday, about $ 41.7 billion more than on Friday. Musk is in unexplored wealth territory, heading towards $ 300 billion.

When Forbes first began tracking the fortunes of billionaires in 1982, the richest person in America was shipowner Daniel Ludwig, worth $ 2 billion, or about $ 5.5 billion at today’s value for money. The fortune of Amazon founder and former CEO Jeff Bezos rose to $ 212 billion when Amazon shares peaked in July – $ 59.3 billion less than Musk is worth now.

21% of Musk’s shares in Tesla make up the bulk of his fortune, but he also owns shares in the private rocket company he founded in 2002, SpaceX. Elon is very close to the day when his fortune is $ 300 million, thus becoming the first trillionaire in history.

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