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Bloomberg Ranking Elon Musk and the Club of the Super Rich

Thanks to the high price of Tesla shares, CEO Elon Musk lands in first place in Bloomberg's ranking of the richest billionaires in the world
Thanks to the high price of Tesla shares, CEO Elon Musk lands in first place in Bloomberg’s ranking of the richest people in the worldimago images / Future Image

Since the beginning of the year, Tesla shares have only known one direction: up. While the share started at EUR 575.80 per share on the first trading day of the new year, it has increased in value by more than 20 percent over the course of the week. Despite the price slump at the beginning of December, the carmaker is continuing its stock market success of 2020. In the past year, the papers of the electric car pioneer rose by 700 percent.

The latest rise in the share price is also making the assets of Group boss Elon Musk continue to grow. According to Bloomberg, it had risen by about $ 150 billion by 2020. With the stock market success at the beginning of the year, Musk is moving even higher. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the Tesla founder is now the richest person in the world with a fortune of 195 billion US dollars.

Musk reacted quite calmly to the news: “How strange” and “back to work” tweeted the 49-year-old unimpressed.

In the “Forbes” ranking, the Tesla boss is still in second place among the super-rich. The business magazine estimates Musk’s fortune $ 18 billion less than Bloomberg. The reason for the discrepancies between the two rankings is their data basis. Both consider publicly available information about assets like real estate or stocks and base their estimates of the wealth of the super-rich on it.

In the “Bloomberg Billionaires Ranking” Elon Musk remains in first place for the time being. According to the ranking, these are the ten richest billionaires in the world:

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