Elon Musk Just Got $36 Billion Richer in a Single Day

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Elon Musk has taken his title as the world’s richest man to a whole new level after increasing his net worth by a staggering amount in 1 day.

Here’s the full story…

Now, we all know that Musk was already a very wealthy man.

Being the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineering Designer of not only Tesla but SpaceX too, he has an awful lot going for him.

As we all know, Tesla is the leading electric car company…

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With almost 500,000 vehicles being bought and distributed in 2020 alone. The company is pioneering the future of electric car travel with Musk as its CEO.

And then there’s Space X…

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Space X became the first private company to successfully launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraft, as well as the first to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).

And due to his acomplishments, Musk has cashed in a serious amount of money since starting his businesses…

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Back in January, according to the BBC, Musk finally became the richest man in the world, knocking Jeff Bezos out of first place.

Quite the achievement, I know!

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However, the feud between Musk and Bezos has been ongoing all year, with the pair yoyoing between first and second place.

Well, until recently that is…

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Musk saw a jump of 4.9 percent for the stock price of Tesla at the start of the year – an increase that came just days after finishing the first trading session of the year where they saw an increase of 3.4 percent.

Musk’s net worth subsequently soared shortly after to a staggering $188 billion, as per Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index.

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And with Jeff Bezos’ net worth standing at $187 billion, Elon Musk was ultimately placed as the world’s richest man.

Things just kept getting better for Musk, and as of September 7, he was reportedly worth over $200 billion…

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Making him the 3rd person in the world to ever reach that milestone, behind Jeff Bezos and Bernard Arnault, CEO of French luxury brands Mo√ęt Hennessy and Louis Vuitton.

A great achievement for Musk!

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And of course, he went about the news in the most typical “Elon Musk” way.

In response to the news, he simply tweeted, “How strange”…

Before adding, “Well back to work.”

And now, almost a month after beating Bezos and becoming the world’s richest man…

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It looks like he’s secured his position in first place.

On Monday, Musk left his compettitors in the dust as he reportedly gained a further $36 million…

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Taking him up to a whopping $269 billion according to Forbes.

This huge boost has come from his sustainable car company, Tesla…

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Which has single-handedly paved the way for the future of electric driving.

And the surge in Tesla stock seems to be responsible for his massive gains…

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Thanks to car rental company Hertz, who announced plans to buy a staggering 100,000 Tesla vehicles.

Shares in Tesla simultaneously saw a thirteen percent increase…

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Sending the market capitalization into the trillions!

Now Musk has almost $100 billion in the lead over Bezos, who was at $192.6 when the stock markets closed on monday…

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“Wild $T1mes!,” he tweeted shortly after finding out the news.

Musk’s $36.2 billion increase is the largest gain in one day that Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index has ever seen.

Now that’s impressive.