The fortune of the founder of SpaceX Elon Musk has increased to $ 188.5 billion.

This is evidenced by data from the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Musk surpassed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos by $ 1.5 billion to become the richest person on the planet.

“Weird … Well, back to work …” Musk wrote on Twitter in response to a post about his condition.

Elon Musk came in second on Bloomberg in November 2020, beating Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The agency currently estimates Gates’ fortune at $ 132 billion.

Forbes placed Gates on the fourth line of the Real-Time Billionaires with a fortune of $ 121.7 billion. According to Forbes, the former head of Microsoft was surpassed by the head of LMVH Bernard Arnault and his family ($ 153.4 billion).

Earlier it was reported that the richest people in the world became even richer in a year, despite the pandemic, their fortune grew by 20%, or almost two trillion dollars writes Forbes magazine.

With major stock markets booming, the magazine estimates that in 2020 more than 2,200 billionaires around the world have collectively enriched $ 1.9 trillion.

Analysts estimate the fortune of all billionaires at $ 11.4 trillion, based on Forbes calculations. That’s a 20% increase from the collective wealth of $ 9.5 trillion as of December 31, 2019.

In total, more than 600 American billionaires are worth $ 4 trillion, which is a profit of $ 560 billion since the beginning of the year thanks to record-breaking stock markets.

Tesla sold 499,550 electric cars in 2020. This is only slightly less than the amount set by the founder and CEO of the company Elon Musk – 500 thousand.

Tesla sold 180,570 vehicles in the fourth quarter, higher than analysts’ forecasts. It was assumed that the company will supply 174 thousand electric cars.

Tesla shares ended 2020 at an all-time high after it was listed on the S&P 500 in December. Tesla shares are up 740% over the year and are now worth over $ 700 per share.

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