Elon Musk Is Now Second-Richest Person in the World, Bill Gates Dropped
Teslaâ€™sÂ eccentric founder and CEO, after aÂ massively successful year, recently jumped position of the second-richest person in the world, pushing down Bill Gates to third. According to a recent report published by BloombergÂ suggests that the net worth of the SpaceX chief increased in an unprecedented way this year.
According to the report,Â Musk added more than $100 billion to his net worth this year. This was mainly driven by the surge in Teslaâ€™s stock prices and theÂ Tesla chiefÂ is the only one on the list who earned this much money this year.
Moreover, with his massive current net worth,Â MuskÂ was able to push down the former Microsoft CEO,Â Bill GatesÂ to the third position. This is a massive achievement for Elon asÂ this is only the second time in eight years thatÂ GatesÂ has been ranked lower than the second position. However, do keep in mind that had Gates notÂ donatedÂ so much to charity, his net worth would have been much higher than the current $127.7 billion.
So now, we just have to wait and watch if or for how long the Tesla CEO can hold on to this spot. Also, it is worth mentioning that Musk has to earn a lot to attain the top position as the Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos is sitting with a net worth of ultra-whopping $182 billion.