When it comes to personal wealth, Elon Musk It is increasingly far from the rest of the world.
Musk’s net worth has risen to $223 billionAccording to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, following a deal with investors that gave a valuation of more than $100 billion to SpaceX.
The deal brought Musk $10.6 billion in additional stock, thanks to his ownership of the rocket company he founded in 2002 with the goal of colonizing Mars. Jeff Bezos’ Amazon.com ranks second on the global list with a valuation of $191.6 billion.
Musk got about three-quarters of his fortune from Tesla, which he co-founded in 2003 after he made a fortune selling e-commerce site PayPal to eBay for $1.5 billion.
SpaceX’s new assessment comes just over a year after the Hawthorne, California-based company made its first astronaut-led test flight to NASA’s International Space Station. The company is now more valuable than Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest defense contractor.
The world’s billionaires have amassed their fortunes quickly as central banks inject liquidity into the global economy, even with millions of people out of work amid a shaky economic recovery. So far this year, The 500 richest people added $742 billionAccording to the Bloomberg Index.
But even among ultra-millionaires, Musk’s growing personal fortune increasingly puts him in an orbit of his own.
So far in 2021, Bezos She saw little change in her fortune, as Amazon shares faltered after a big rally during the COVID pandemic. Wealth Bill Gates After transferring the assets to his ex-wife Melinda French Gates. . net worth Mark Zuckerberg It fell by nearly $6 billion in a matter of hours earlier this week after Facebook was left amid malicious reports of its social media use and outages in service hours.
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