ELON MUSK is Now the RICHEST PERSON in the World

ELON MUSK is Now the RICHEST PERSON in the World

ELON MUSK is Now the RICHEST PERSON in the World
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Elon Musk is now the richest person in the world, overtaking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Last January 7 this year, shares of Mr. Musk’s  electric-vehicle maker Tesla rose by 2.8%, on hopes that a Democrat-controlled US Senate will have a new green agenda. 

This pushed his net worth up by $12.5 billion, to $189.7 billion, making him now the richest person in the world. Further, he is now $1.5bn richer than Mr. Bezos; the Amazon head holds the top spot since 2017.

It was just less than two months since the South-African born Tesla founder surpassed Bill Gates as the world’s second richest person.

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On the same day, the 49-year-old entrepreneur shared his response on Twitter about the news. The post garnered over 201,800 likes and 16,900 reshares.

“How strange,” he said on his first post. “Well, back to work …” he later on continued on his second tweet.

Tesla’s billionaire said he intends to use half of his fortune “help problems on Earth.”. Meanwhile, the other is “to help establish a self-sustaining city on Mars . This is to ensure continuation of life (of all species) in case Earth gets hit by a meteor like the dinosaurs or WW3 happens & we destroy ourselves.”

ELON MUSK is Now the RICHEST PERSON in the World
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In his October 2018 tweet, he said he wanted “lots of money” not because of the reason “like what you are thinking.” He said he has little time for recreation and does not even own vacation homes and yachts.