Elon Musk becomes world’s third richest person after Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates

by Jenny Mount · Nov 19th, 2020 4:36 pm

Last Updated Nov 21st, 2020 at 6:57 am

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Elon Musk's total net worth is up to $117.5 billion. Even though Musk was forced to miss the launch of four astronauts aboard a SpaceX rocket because of a possible COVID-19 infection, the acceptance of Tesla onto a stock market index made his wealth increase by $15 billion.

As his wealth soared, Musk surpassed fellow tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg and became the world's third richest person following Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

Musk oversees Tesla, which is the electric car company that is valued at more than $400 billion. Musk said he is planning to sell "almost all" of his possessions.

When asked why he wanted sell off his possessions, Musk simply said that he was devoting himself to Mars and Earth.


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