Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Electric Vehicles, has become the second richest person in the world, surpassing Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, according to Bloomberg’s Riches Index.
Musk added $ 100.3 billion to his net worth in 2020, more than anyone else in Bloomberg’s ranking of the 500 richest people in the world, Bloomberg News reported, as Musk’s net worth jumped $ 7.2 billion to $ 127.9 billion.
And three-quarters of Musek’s net profit consists of shares of Tesla, whose market value is close to $ 500 billion, which caused his rise on the index from the 35th place in the list of the richest person last January, and Musek remains Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, whose net worth is about 182 billion. Dollars.
Bill Gates, who is currently valued at $ 127.7 billion, has donated billions to charity since his fame, including $ 27 billion to the Gates Foundation since 2006.
According to the report, the Microsoft co-founder spent a lot of money on Corona vaccine research this year and got into a quarrel with Musek over the Internet after the Tesla founder questioned the epidemic data and described the virus tests as “very fake.”
Bloomberg News noted that index members have collectively gained 23% – or $ 1.3 trillion – of wealth since the start of 2020, even as the pandemic led to mass layoffs around the world.