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New "richest person in the world"! Tesla boss Elon Musk replaces Amazon boss Bezos with billions of dollars

2021-01-07T19:07:44.221Z

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.



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

Tesla

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

Tesla shares

, and was most recently around 1.5 billion more than that of the

Amazon founder

and previous Front runner

Jeff Bezos

.

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

overtook

third-placed

Bill Gates

in the

Bloomberg ranking

.

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 “

Forbes

” lists are only estimates based on publicly available information about

assets

such as

stocks

,

real estate

, works of

art

and other

luxury goods

.

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.

(dpa)

Source: merkur

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