Just a few days have passed since Elon Musk's fortune exceeded $100 billion, and it has already become known that the American entrepreneur came third in the list of the wealthiest people in the world, overtaking the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. This was reported by the business news agency Bloomberg.
According to his experts, on Monday, August 31, the fortune of the founder of Tesla and SpaceX exceeded $111.3 billion. Musk has become richer than the founder of Facebook, who, according to Bloomberg calculations, has assets worth $110.5 billion.
The second position is taken by the founder of the American corporation Microsoft Bill Gates with 125 billion dollars, and the first place is held by the founder of the world's largest online retailer, Amazon, Jeff Bezos. Bloomberg estimates his fortune at $200 billion.
Bloomberg emphasizes that the main factor in the growth of Musk's fortune was a sharp rise in the price of Tesla shares. According to the agency's calculations, since the beginning of the year, their value has increased by 475%, making the founder of the company richer by $76 billion.