Elon Musk becomes the World’s Third-Richest person in two hours by becoming $15bn richer. 49 year old Musk became the world’s third-richest person leapfrogging Mark Zuckerberg.
Tesla surged as much as 15% on Monday in few hours of trading. On Tuesday the shares ended up 8.2%, pushing his fortune $7.6 billion higher to $109.7 billion, according to Billionaires Index. His wealth jumped to $82.2 billion this year, the biggest jump and gain on the ranking of the world’s 500 richest people.
On Saturday, Musk tweeted that he “most likely” had a moderate case of COVID-19 and had symptoms of “a minor cold.” Sunday he tweeted he had no symptoms. That same day, four astronauts were launched to the International Space Station in a vehicle built by Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
Tesla would be the biggest new entrant in the group’s history.