- Elon Musk just became the richest person in the world, with a net worth of more than $185 billion.
- Thursday’s increase in Tesla’s share price pushed Musk past Jeff Bezos, who had been the richest person since 2017 and is currently worth about $184 billion.
- Musk’s wealth surge over the past year marks the fastest rise to the top of the rich list in history — and marks a dramatic financial turnaround for the famed entrepreneur.
CEO of Tesla Motors
Elon Reeve Musk FRS is an entrepreneur and business magnate. He is the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX; early stage investor, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI. A centibillionaire, Musk is one of the richest people in the world. Wikipedia
Born: June 28, 1971 (age 50 years), Pretoria, South Africa
Spouse: Talulah Riley (m. 2013–2016), Talulah Riley (m. 2010–2012), Justine Musk (m. 2000–2008)
Children: X Æ A-Xii, Nevada Alexander Musk, Xavier Musk, Griffin Musk, Damian Musk, Saxon Musk, Kai Musk
Nationality: American, Canadian, South African
Education: University of Pennsylvania (1992–1997), MORE