Washington DC, 8/1: In a major development Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk is now the richest person in the world, surpassing Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos.
When United States markets closed on Thursday, Musk had a net worth of $194.8 billion (approximately Rs 14 lakh crore), which is about $9.5 billion (about Rs 69,000 crore) more than Bezos, according to Bloomberg.
Even after his net worth touched $188 billion he was eager to go back to work. To everyone’s amusement, he tweeted ‘How Strange’ when the news of his feat broke out. It was followed by “Well, back to work …”
Elon Musk surpassed Jeff Bezos on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 wealthiest people, thanks to a 4.8% rally in the electric carmaker’s share price Thursday.