Elon Musk, who left Jeff Bezos behind, became the richest person in the world. Musk quintupled his fortune in a year.
Elon Musk is now the richest man in the world
For a long time, Jeff Bezos held the title of the richest person in the world. In fact, it was thought that no one would surpass Bezos for a few more years.
However, Musk, who steers technology with his successful initiatives, managed to double his fortune in just one year. Musk’s fortune, which was $ 27.6 billion in early 2020, reached $ 188.5 billion in January. With this fortune, Musk managed to outpace Jeff Bezos by $ 1.5 billion.
The increase in Tesla’s shares played a major role in the increase in Musk’s wealth this much. In addition, the fact that Bezos transferred 25 percent of Amazon shares to his ex-wife was effective in reducing this difference.
This rivalry between Musk and Bezos seems to continue for a long time. The pair are also competing with Blue Origin and SpaceX companies.