Elon Musk Surpasses Jeff Bezos As The Richest Man In The World
Jeff Bezos is CEO, and president of the multi-national technology company Amazon. Shares for Tesla recently showed a 5% rise, increasing Elon Musk’s stock options from $9.3 billion to $190 billion. Jeff Bezos was only $3 billion short, as Amazon had a 2% rise in shares, going from $2.7 billion, to $187 billion.
The billionaire who came in right after the two men is Bill Gates, whose net worth is currently $132 billion. Jeff Bezos’ company Amazon reportedly lost $4.3 billion in value of the company’s stocks, after it was announced that Democrats now control the Senate.
Amazon’s shares went up by $75 billion, totaling $173.3 million during the COVID-19 pandemic, while Tesla increased $106 billion during 2020.
Elon Musk celebrated his win on Twitter by saying “How strange,” adding “Well, back to work ”
This is a big jump for Elon Musk, who started off 2020 worth $27 billion.
Forbes estimated that Jeff Bezos is worth about $90 billion more than Bill Gates, who was the world’s second-richest person and currently worth $116.1 billion.
Jeff Bezos’s former wife, MacKenzie Scott, is the world’s 14th-richest person and the 2nd-richest woman. Following their publicized divorce last year, Bezos agreed to give MacKenzie Scott 25% of his Amazon stake.
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