American businessman, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, became the fourth richest man in the world, according to the Bloomberg rating from August 18.
According to the publication, on Monday, Tesla shares rose 11%, thereby increasing Musk’s net worth by $7.8 billion, to $84.8 billion.
Thus, the American businessman dismissed the CEO of the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy group of companies Bernard Arnault ($ 84.6 billion).
Topping the rating is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, whose fortune is estimated at $ 188 billion. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates ($ 121 billion) is in second place, and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg ($ 99 billion) is in third place.
Musk’s fortune this year has grown by $ 57.2 billion, which is the second largest increase in the index, the newspaper said. The leader in this indicator is Bezos ($ 73 billion).
On July 1, Tesla took the lead in the world in terms of market capitalization in its niche, beating the Japanese corporation Toyota. It is noted that the company’s shares have doubled since the beginning of 2020.