Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, follows the entrepreneur, with a net worth of $191.6 billion. Musk responded to a post Bezos sent on Twitter on Monday (11) with a second place medal.
– Elon Musk October 11, 2021
Thanks to his stakes in Tesla and his larger stake in privately owned SpaceX, where he is president, Musk has amassed an enormous fortune.
It has earned $8.6 billion since closing last Friday (8) and more than $52 billion since the start of the year, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Tesla shares are also rising as it bounces back from a difficult year. They advanced 13% in 2021, which is significantly less than the 743% gain in 2020. However, this is a significant improvement from when it was down 22% in May of this year.
The entrepreneur earned $0 in 2020, according to the company document, but he got options procedures During the year it is now worth $22 billion. These options are worth much more due to the increase in asset prices.
Musk and Bezos – the two richest men on the planet – are involved in a The billion dollar space race. Even before launching its first spaceflight, Inspiration4, in September, Musk’s SpaceX won huge contracts with NASA And with the US military, they launched the most powerful missile in operation today.
Bezos, who founded blue origin In 2000, billionaire Richard Branson, owner of the Virgin brands, flew into space last summer in the northern hemisphere.
A June ProPublica report found that some billionaires, including Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, are paying Income tax minimal compared to the vast majority of Americans, despite their enormous wealth. Nothing was disclosed in the report that was illegal.
Meanwhile, the US economy is still recovering from the US recession. COVID-19. Median household income fell 2.9% in 2020 to $67,521, the first statistically significant decline since 2011.
The September jobs report was the second consecutive month that the economy created Less jobs than expected.
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