For the first time, the Tesla founder broke the $ 300 billion mark in net worth last November, thus becoming the first person in the world to do so. Already at the beginning 2022 did it again.
After Monday’s trading session, Musk had $ 304.2bn on his account. This was due to the listing of Tesla, the car manufacturing company he founded, which jumped over 13 percent on Monday.
The businessman established his position at the top of the richest people in the world according to Forbes magazine. In second place with $ 103.6 billion is Bernard Arnault, CEO of the French fashion empire of LVMH. Amazon founder and former CEO Jeff Bezos ranks third.
Elon Musk even richer
On Sunday, the electric car manufacturer announced that it delivered more than 936,000 cars to customers in 2021, exceeding analysts’ forecasts. In 2021, Musk reportedly sold 15.7 million Tesla shares, worth more than $ 16 billion before tax. In addition to Tesla’s revenues, Elon Musk’s net worth also includes the assets of the SpaceX rocket manufacturer.
Musk’s fortune grew by more than $ 200 billion between 2020 and 2021. In 2021 alone, it added $ 116 billion to its net worth. According to Forbes, this is the largest annual profit recorded since the news site began tracking the wealth of high net worth people.
Musk may surprise us again later this month, when Tesla announces its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2021. If the company achieves certain operational and value goals, the richest man in the world will become even richer – reports the Daily Mail.
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