Big news is just in regarding Elon Musk's race to becoming the richest man in the world...
According to recent reports, the eccentric entrepreneur has officially surpassed the wealth of Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos.
Now, we all know that Musk is already a very wealthy man.
via: GettyBeing the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineering Designer of not only Tesla but SpaceX too, he has an awful lot going for him.
Tesla is known for its state of the art engineering...
Though it is worth noting that Tesla had a little bit of an accident in 2019.
When unveiling the brand-new Cybertruck, Musk claimed that the automobile was unbreakable.
via: GettySo confident in the shatterproof design, he asked Tesla design chief Franz von Holshausen to throw a steel ball at the Cybertrucks window.
Maybe he threw it "a little hard"...
"It worked in rehearsals..."
After the fail during the presentation, Musk tweeted a video made earlier, when they had successfully practiced the stunt.
Franz throws steel ball at Cybertruck window right before launch. Guess we have some improvements to make before pr… https://t.co/CKb9LTjydR— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1574482077.0
Obviously, this didn't dent Musk's confidence too much...
And he certainly wasn't finished with the Cybertruck.
So, it doesn't take a genuis to see that Tesla is worth a lot of money...
via: GettyAnd I mean a lot.
So, of course, it's earned Musk a handsome sum over the last few years...
via: GettyWith the CEO holding a net worth of $165.4 billion as of last year, according to Forbes.
Quite the achievement, I know!
This means that Musk was then left with only 2 men to compete with financially...
But it was quickly realized that he didn't need a lot to surpass Microsoft's co-founder for second place.
via: GettyThe statistics show that Musk only needed another $8 billion to knock Gates out of 2nd place. Just a reminder, $8 billion to guys like these is literally nothing.
And well, that was easy.
via: GettyNot even one week after Tesla's induction to the prestigious S&P 500, Musk's net worth soared to $127.9 billion, while Gates' lagged behind.
Last year alone, his fortune grew by $100.3 billion.
via: GettyExperts say it was a result of Tesla's share price rising, which he owns a twenty percent stake of.
However, there was one man who even Musk couldn't beat...
via: GettyAmazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos.
Well, until now, that is.
via: GettyMusk's net worth has reportedly soared to a staggering $188 billion, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index.
The stock price of Tesla jumped 4.9 percent this week...
via: GettyAn increase that comes just days after finishing the first trading session of the year where they saw an increase of 3.4 percent.
Jeff Bezos who, until today, was the world's wealthiest man, has a net worth standing at $187 billion.
via: GettyThat says it all, doesn't it?
And as for Musk's response?
Well, he simply tweeted, "how strange."
@teslaownersSV How strange— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1610033547.0
He then followed up with:
"Well, back to work..."
@teslaownersSV Well, back to work …— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1610033582.0
Congratulations, Elon Musk!
via: GettyLet's hope he plans to spend his wealth a little more compassionately than his predecessor... For more on these insanely wealthy people, scroll on...