Overtaking Bezos, Elon Musk adds $8.6 billion to his fortune in 4 days

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October 12, 2021 10:41 GMT

Update date: October 12, 2021 12:00 GMT

The “Bloomberg” Billionaires Index revealed that billionaire Elon Musk, head of the American “Tesla” company for electric cars, earned about $8.6 billion in just 4 days, bringing his fortune to about $222 billion, surpassing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

And the agency’s index of billionaires showed in a report published by the American network “CNN” today, Tuesday, that Musk is the richest person in the world now, and that his personal wealth jumped by an additional $ 10.6 billion after a secondary sale of shares by investors was announced last week, especially after that His SpaceX was valued at more than $100 billion.

The report showed that Bezos is the second richest person in the world, after he was in first place a while ago, with a net worth of $191.6 billion.

The report pointed out that Musk had made nearly $8.6 billion since closing on Friday evening, and more than $52 billion since the beginning of this year, adding that the value of Tesla’s shares also rose by 13% since the beginning of the year after a difficult period.

The report indicated that Musk received stock options during the year, which are now worth $22 billion.

CNN pointed out that Musk and Bezos, the two richest men on Earth, are now competing in a space race, and that even before the launch of the first space tourism mission on board the Inspiration4 vehicle last month, Musk’s SpaceX company won huge contracts from NASA to In addition to military contracts.

Bezos, who founded Blue Origin in 2000, and British billionaire Sir Richard Branson, owner of the Virgin brands, flew into space last summer.

The network quoted a financial report as saying last June that some billionaires, including Musk, Bezos and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, pay a lower income tax than the vast majority of Americans, despite their vast wealth.

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