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.

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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.

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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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