Finally, Elon Musk, the charismatic chief of electric automaker Tesla, has overtaken Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person.
As cited News24xx.com according to the Bloomberg list of billionaires, the South African-born Musk, 49, added USD 7.2 billion in wealth on Monday. He now has an estimated $128 billion.
Now the only person he stands behind is Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, whose wealth is estimated at USD 182 billion.
The upheaval of the coronavirus pandemic has allowed the ultra-rich to amass even more wealth as technology companies have gobbled up more market share of the economy.
As information, in 2020, Tesla shares have surged more than 500 percent and the company is now valued at more than USD 500 billion.