After Tesla’s share price rose yet again on Thursday, Elon Musk has become the richest person in the world. He is now worth more than $185 billion. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had held the top spot since 2017, as CNBC notes, but his $184 billion fortune isn’t enough to prevent him from slipping behind Musk.
Around a year ago, Musk’s net worth was around $27 billion, which wasn’t enough to rank among the planet’s top 50 wealthiest people at the time. The Tesla share price has skyrocketed more than nine-fold since then. By around noon ET on Thursday, it had risen by more than $45 (about six percent) from the previous day.