Ranking of billionaires
SpaceX Corporation founder and head of electric car manufacturer Tesla Elon Musk beat the head of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg in the billionaire rating, both according to Forbes magazine and Bloomberg agency. Both publications closely follow the business life of the richest people and calculate the size of their fortunes.
The wellbeing of the Musk has increased along with prices for Tesla shares amid the news that they will be included in the S&P 500 stock index, which brings together the most reputable American corporations with the highest capitalization by the end of the year.
By the close of trading on Wednesday, Tesla shares went up 10.2%, reaching $486.64 per share. However, on the eve, the entire stock market was positive and showed strong growth thanks to hopes that several coronavirus vaccines from leading Western manufacturers will soon be available on the market.
According to Bloomberg estimates, Musk now has a fortune of 120 billion dollars and Zuckerberg has a fortune of 103 billion. The agency gives third place in the ranking of the richest people in the world to the co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates, whose fortune exceeds 128 billion dollars, and for the third year in a row the head of the corporation Amazon Jeff Bezos holds the first place, his condition is estimated at more than 183 billion.
The Forbes editorial team believes otherwise, but Musk still comes out richer than Zuckerberg. According to this edition, Elon Musk has 105 billion, Zuckerberg has 100 billion, Bezos has 182, Gates has almost 119 and Bernard Arnault has 139.
Musk was among the world's top five richest people back in July, when it was estimated at $74 billion. It beat the richest man in Asia, the owner of the Indian holding Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani.