In the race for the unofficial title of “richest person in the world”, Elon Musk has now taken the lead in front of Jeff Bezos.
At least that's what the "Bloomberg Billionaires Index" estimates.
New York - The breathtaking rally of the US electric car manufacturer
on the stock exchange made
company boss Elon Musk
the richest person in the world
according to the billionaire ranking "
Bloomberg Billionaires Index
The fortune of the 49-year-old star entrepreneur rose
to 188.5 billion dollars (153.7 billion euros)
on Thursday thanks to further price gains in
, and was most recently around 1.5 billion more than that of the
and previous Front runner
Both Musk and Bezos, who has held the top position in Bloomberg's super-rich charts since October 2017, as major shareholders of their companies benefit greatly from their good performance on the stock exchange.
Tesla's stock is up more than 700 percent in the past twelve months.
Despite still very little production and only
modest profits, the company has long been by far the most highly traded car manufacturer in the world.
It was only in November that Musk
Richest person in the world: data only estimated - Forbes had Bezos in front last
However, the figures in billionaire charts such as the “Bloomberg Billionaires Index” or the “
” lists are only estimates based on publicly available information about
, works of
The estimates are partly controversial.
In the “Forbes Billionaires List”, Musk ranked second with a fortune of 173.2 billion dollars - well behind Bezos, who brought it there to 185.9 billion.