Bloomberg announced Elon Musk as the richest man in the world. Forbes reports that his fortune has fallen by $ 14 billion.
The Bloomberg agency announced on January 6 that Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, had just dethroned Jeff Bezos from his first place since 2017.
The latter holds an annual ranking of the richest billionaires in the world. But the American business magazine Forbes made a second-ranking on January 11. According to his calculations, Jeff Bezos is still on the top step of the podium.
The CEO, who owns 21% of the shares, was, therefore, able to add $ 9.8 billion to his fortune, now amounting to 175.2 billion. But that’s not enough for the magazine which estimates Jeff Bezos’ fortunate 186.8 billion.
A small difference on the billionaire scale but which upsets the initial ranking. The explanation for this mess? Tesla shares recently fell 8%, causing Elon Musk to lose nearly $ 14 billion. It is therefore returned below the boss of Amazon to close to 6 billion.
Tesla Success by Elon Musk
Given Tesla’s success, Elon Musk could nevertheless very quickly find himself at the top of the Forbes ranking according to the magazine. The share of the auto company continues to climb, its value has increased by 720% in 2020 propelling its CEO to second place behind Jeff Bezos as of last November. He is said to have earned $ 150 billion between March and December alone.
In addition to having created the most valued automobile company in the world, Elon Musk stands for “lunar” goals. He reiterated on January 9 his intention to build a city on Mars after reaching the planet through his company SpaceX
. But these goals could cost him dearly, forcing him to resell all of his assets. “I will have virtually nothing of financial value left, besides the shares of the company,” adding that he was prepared to sell his house and sleep in his office if necessary. He promises a human landing on the Red Planet by 2026.