The founder of Space X slips for the first time to second place in Bloomberg’s ranking of billionaires. But Amazon boss Jeff Bezos remains in the lead.
Small earthquake in the closed circle of the richest people on the planet. The Bloomberg ranking of the 500 biggest billionaires, which is updated daily, indicates that Elon Musk grabbed second place. Bill Gates is thus relegated to third position. Amazon boss Jeff Bezos remains in the lead, however, unbeatable. And Mark Zuckerberg falls back to fourth.
Tesla shares soar
Elon Musk, 49, co-founder of electric car maker Tesla and astronautics company Space X, saw his estimated fortune drop from $ 7.2 billion to $ 128 billion on Monday. Tesla shares jumped 500% earlier this week in anticipation of the company’s listing in the S&P 500 Index. As of January, Musk was still ranked “only” 35th. However, its position remains fragile and indexed to Tesla’s stock market performance.
On the top ten positions of Bloomberg’s ranking, there are now seven high-tech bosses including Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, as well as former Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer.