We all knew that such a change on the list of the ten richest people in the world would happen, but we did not expect it to happen at this speed…
Tesla's owner, Elon Musk, became the richest man in the world, defeating Jeff Bezos on his way, who had been at the top of the list for a long time. Musk's fortune is estimated at 188.5 billion dollars!
The increase in the value of Tesla shares is what brought Musk to the top of the list and the dominant position in the world of the richest people. This growth has raised his wealth and the value of his holdings by ten billion dollars, while Jeff Bezos, now a notorious pandemic profiteer, sits in second place with a fortune estimated at 187 billion dollars.
The growth of Musk's wealth in the past few years is historical and probably the fastest of its kind. Starting the whole story with 27 billion dollars at the beginning of 2020, his wealth has been growing at lightning speed over the past few months.
In July last year, Musk overtook Warren Buffett and became the seventh richest person in the world, after which he overtook Bill Gates in November along with his second place. Now, he is taking his throne, and as we find out, he is currently looking for ways to make our planet, human civilization and society better with the help of his money.
On his Twitter account, Musk asked his followers to give him suggestions of good deeds he could do, in order to raise the quality of life of people from all over the world at least a little. As you well know, Bill Gates honorably took third place on this list, because through his private foundation he donates incredible amounts of money to improve education, quality of life and health systems in countries that are endangered.