Jeff Bezos has been dethroned as the world’s richest person. The title now belongs to Elon Musk. The outlet reported on Jan. 7 that “Thursday’s increase in Tesla’s share price pushed” Elon Musk past the 56-year-old Amazon founder.
The Tesla CEO’s net worth is estimated to be more than $185 billion, while Jeff Bezos’ is about $184 billion. Jeff Bezos would still hold a wide lead over Elon Musk had it not been for his divorce from ex-wife MacKenzie Scott, which was finalized in 2019, and his philanthropy.
On Thursday morning, Elon Musk, 49, responded to a tweet about him becoming the richest person. “How strange,” he tweeted. “Well, back to work…” Back in November, the billionaire surpassed Bill Gates to become the second wealthiest person.
Elon Musk opened up about selling his properties, and the reason he is accumulating wealth is that he has no possessions with a monetary value, apart from the stock in the companies. So, if things are intense at work, he just go sleeping in the factory or the office.
Source: HOLA! Usa