Tesla and SpaceX brainbox Elon Musk has overtaken Amazon giant Jeff Bezos as the richest man on the planet.
Musk is now worth a whopping £188.5 billion, overtaking Amazon entrepreneur Bezos’ highly enviable wealth of £135 billion. An increase in Tesla’s share price on Thursday, January 7, pushed Elon Musk past Jeff Bezos.
Bezos had been the world’s richest person since 2017.
Musk began 2020 worth about $27 billion. He’s now the richest person in the history of the world, gaining more wealth than Bill Gates’ entire net worth of $132 billion in just 12 months.
Musk is a Tesla Inc chief and billionaire entrepreneur, known for pioneering commercial space travel and electric cars, among other innovations.
He is often seen as one of this generation’s great public scientific minds, in the mold of Albert Einstein of Nikola Tesla, after which his company is named.