In a surprising turn of events, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk outperformed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the 500 richest people in the world, and became in the richest man in the world. and shared his reactions to the recent development. Yes, Elon Musk’s wealth has skyrocketed, as is apparent from Bloomberg’s rich list.
After news of Elon Musk becoming the world’s richest person went viral on social media platforms, a Twitter user named @teslaownersSV wrote: “@elonmusk is now the world’s richest person at 190,000 millions of dollars”.
In response, Musk, whose net worth is always in the news, responded, “How strange. Well, let’s get back to work.”
According to the IANS news agency, a 4.8% rally in Tesla’s share price on Thursday led Musk to outperform Bezos, with a net worth of $ 188.5 billion, $ 1.5 billion more than Bezos, who ranks 1st place since October 2017.
Musk’s net worth increased by more than $ 150 billion this year and Tesla’s stock price was up a whopping 743% last year.
The world’s 500 richest people added a record $ 1.8 trillion to their combined net worth last year, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Tesla delivered 499,550 vehicles in 2020, slightly below its most recent guidance of 5,00,000 vehicles.
In the fourth quarter, Tesla delivered 1,61,650 Model 3 and Model Y cars and produced 1,63,660 such vehicles. The automaker also delivered 18,920 Model S and X vehicles and produced 16,097 of them.
“In 2020, we produce and deliver half a million vehicles, in line with our most recent guidance. Additionally, Model Y production in Shanghai has started, and deliveries are expected to begin shortly,” the company said in a statement. last week.
Last November, Musk surpassed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates to become the second richest person in the world. Additionally, Elon Musk and Bill Gates have occasionally engaged in verbal discussions.
Earlier, Elon Musk had ridiculed Bill Gates, saying that the latter know nothing about electric cars. While responding to a question about Bill Gates’ “statements” on electric trucks, Elon Musk said, “He has no idea.”