Is musk the richest man in the world? Forbes: net assets are still less than Bezos


Original title: is musk the richest man in the world? Forbes: not yet!
China news network, January 8 news, a few days ago, according to an article published by Bloomberg, CEO Elon Musk of us Tesla company surpassed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to become the world’s new richest man. Who would have expected that shortly after the announcement, Forbes said otherwise: musk is not the number one in the world!
What’s going on?
Musk, CEO of Tesla and founder of American space exploration technology company. IC data chart
The world’s richest man
“Elon Musk, the richest man in the world.” In a report on January 7th, the news agency came straight to the point.
According to the article, Tesla’s share price soared 7.9% on the same day, making Musk’s ranking on the Bloomberg billionaire index surpass that of Amazon founder Bezos.
As of January 8, according to the latest ranking of the index, musk is worth $195 billion and Bezos is worth $185 billion. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, was in third place, worth $134 billion.
A screenshot of the ranking of the billionaires index of the company.
It is worth noting that in July 2020, musk surpassed Warren Buffett to become the seventh richest person in the world; in August, he surpassed Arnold, the boss of LV and chairman of LVMH group, to become the fourth richest person; in September, he surpassed Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, to become the third richest person; in November, he surpassed Bill Gates to become the second richest person.
In the past year, Tesla’s share price has soared thanks to its continued profits, according to the company. Musk’s wealth is growing. “This is probably the fastest wealth creation in history.”.
A screenshot of Musk’s social media.
After learning the news of becoming the world’s richest man, musk replied on social media, “curious,” and said, “OK, back to work…”
Forbes has another saying: wait a minute, musk is not the first
When the world is paying close attention to the new richest man, Forbes said in an article:
“Even though Elon Musk’s net worth has soared in recent months – according to the report of the Peng Bo news agency, he is now the richest person in the world – according to the estimation of Forbes, Elon Musk is still the second richest person in the world.”
The picture is a real-time statistical screenshot of Forbes.
As of 14:30 EDT on the 7th, Tesla’s shares rose 7%, increasing Musk’s net assets by $9.8 billion to $175.2 billion, but still less than Amazon founder Bezos, who ranked first, Forbes explained. Forbes estimates Bezos’s net worth at $186.8 billion.
However, Forbes also admitted that in the past year, Musk’s net assets “have increased at an astronomical rate.”.
On December 9, 2020 local time, SpaceX’s “starboat” SN8 prototype exploded during the test mission. Screenshot of SpaceX official website
“Tireless Iron Man”, Musk’s “promotion” road
“The most successful and important entrepreneur in the world” is the New York Times’ comment on musk. How did this young man born in South Africa become a world-famous technology tycoon?
According to the BBC, musk was addicted to science fiction as a child and loved everything about electricity. He has a wide range of interests, pays close attention to solar energy and artificial intelligence, and is an “tireless Iron Man” at work.
Today, musk has made breakthroughs in several areas: creating PayPal, managing Tesla, an electric car manufacturer, and SpaceX, a space exploration technology company.
In particular, his “Mars dream” has attracted much attention. As early as September 2016, musk issued a blueprint for landing on Mars at the International Space Conference, saying that “if things go super smoothly”, a manned landing on Mars “may take 10 years.”.
On December 9, 2020, SpaceX launched the “star boat” prototype SN8, which crashed and exploded about six minutes after its successful launch. However, after the explosion, musk was still confident about the future and wrote on social media: “we have all the data we need. Congratulations to the SpaceX team!” “Mars, here we are!”
Many years ago, on the stage of the graduation ceremony of California Institute of technology, musk said: “don’t let anything get in the way of you, create a miracle!”
This time, will he “create a miracle” as he wishes? Let’s see.