Elon Musk has just become the world richest person in the world as at today. He has a net worth of more than $185 billion.
This comes after Tesla increased their share price. Tesla’s shares sold at about $790 (more than 4%) on Thursday. The company’s market value has grown to $737.6 billion.
Although he is yet to be crowned the world richest man by Forbes, Musk’s wealth spike is the fastest rise to the top in history. As at the beginning of 2020, he was not even in the top 50 category, then suddenly rose to the 32nd position, he then rose to 2nd position before becoming the world richest man.
Elon Musk passed Warren Buffet in July to become the seventh richest person, then in November, he overtook Bill Gates to become the second richest person. Musk has gained more wealth over the past 12 months than Bill Gates’ entire net worth of $132 billion.
He is the founder and currently the CEO OF SpaceX. He is born to a Canadian mother and South African father and raised in Pretoria, South Africa.