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Elon Musk became the second in the ranking of billionaires, ahead of Bill Gates

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In one day, thanks to a 6.5% rise in Tesla shares, Musk earned more than $ 7 billion, becoming richer than Gates

Bloomberg has updated its billionaire ranking. Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and Space X, took second place for the first time. He managed to become the second richest man in the world after Jeff Bezos.

Bezos, founder and chief executive of the Internet corporation Amazon, has topped the Bloomberg Billionaires Index for several consecutive years. Today, his fortune is estimated at $ 182 billion. Since the beginning of the year, the entrepreneur has increased his assets by $ 67 billion. He is followed by Elon Musk with a fortune of $ 128 billion. In 2020, he became rich by $ 100 billion, which is an all-time record by the standards of Bloomberg rankings. Closes the three richest people on the planet, Bill Gates (Bill Gates). The fortune of the co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft has increased by $ 14.5 billion since the beginning of this year.

In addition to Bezos, Musk and Gates, several other businessmen from the IT industry entered the top ten richest people in the world. So, the fifth place in the ranking was taken by the head of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg with a fortune of $ 102 billion. Larry Page and Sergey Brin from Google for the year increased their capital to $ 78 and 76 billion, respectively, occupying the seventh and eighth lines of the rating. They are followed by Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, who raised $ 18 billion in a year and raised capital to $ 76 billion.

Incidentally, this summer Tesla became the world’s most expensive automaker, overtaking giants such as Toyota and GM. Over the year, the electric car maker’s shares were up 485%.

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