World’s Richest Person Now Elon Musk
Bloomberg Billionaire Index
Elon Musk, CEO & Founder of Tesla Inc. and SpaceX, has become the world’s richest person overtaking Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com Inc., as per Bloomberg Billionaire Index.
As per reports, Musk now has a net worth of about $191 billion ( as of January 6) though he had just about $37 billion even in last year!
Musk’s monumental rise to the world of billionaires is mainly due to recent increase in Tesla’s share.
As per reports, Musk (59) added more than $165 billion to his wealth in 2020 even amid the pandemic, which is unprecedented in terms of creation of wealth.
Jeff Bezos, holding the top spot in the index since October 2017, has slipped to number 2 position with an estimated worth of $187 billion while Bill Gates is on third with $132 billion, according to Bloomberg.
Elon Musk, born on June 28, 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa, is a business magnate, industrial designer and engineer.
Elon Musk Profile In Brief :
Full Name : Elon Reeve Musk
Born : In June 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa to a Canadian mother and South African father. He moved to Canada and then to the USA.
Education : Had dual Bachelor’s degrees in Economics & Physics at University of Pennsylvania. Then admitted to Stanford University to begin a Ph.D. in Applied Physics & Material Sciences but dropped out just after two days to pursue a business career.
Citizenship : Holding 3 citizenships —South Africa, Canada & United States.
Family : 7 children. Partner since 2018 is Claire Elise Boucher, known professionally as Grimes, is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and visual artist.
World’s Top 10 Billionaire In Descending Order As Per Bloomberg Billionaire Index :
Elon Musk with a net wealth of $209 billion, Jeff Bezos $186 billion, Bill Gates $134 billion, Bernard Arnault (CEO of LVMH, a Paris based multinational Luxury Goods Company) $117 billion, Mark Zuckerberg $101 billion, Zhong Shanshan $95.1 billion, Warren Buffett $88.7 billion, Larry Page (Co-founder of Google) $84.5 billion, Sergey Brin (Co-founder of Google) $81.8 billion and Larry Ellison ( Co-Founder of Oracle Corporation) with a net wealth of $81.2 billion.
To note, all the wealth figures shown to each billionaires above are as of January 10, 2021.