Elon Musk becomes World’s richest man surpassing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos


Elon Musk, the world’s celebrated entrepreneur behind Tesla Inc. and SpaceX, is now the world’s richest man.

A 4.8% surge in the electric carmaker’s share price at today’s trading session boosted Elon Musk’s wealth valuation past Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 wealthiest people

 The tech entrepreneur 49, just became the richest person on planet earth with a net valuation of more than $185 billion.

Elon Musk’s wealth gain in 202o marks the fastest surge to the top of the rich list in modern history and marks a dramatic turn around from a business riddled with debt less than two years ago as Tesla’s rapidly burnt cash to stay in operation.