Tesla founder Elon Musk magically became the richest man in the world last week.
Actually it wasn’t magic. It was due to a nice bump in Tesla stock . The stock rise was enough to push Musk past Amazon’s Jeff Bezos as the richest person in the world. Bezos had been the richest since 2017, and is now worth about $184 billion. But now, Musk can claim to be the richest at $185 billion.
How fast did Musk climb to the top? Well, Musk started 2020 at $27 billion.
Musk passed Warren Buffett last July to become the seventh-richest, and passed Bill Gates in November to take the second place spot.