Elon Musk has left the first line of the Forbes billionaires ranking


The head of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, has left the first place in the ranking of the richest people in the world by Forbes magazine.

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According to Forbes Real-Time, as of January 12, Musk’s fortune is $176.2 billion, having decreased by $13.5 billion in a day. Thus, he is currently in second place. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is back in first place with $182.1 billion.

At the same time, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy President Bernard Arnault is in third place ($154.6 billion), Microsoft founder Bill Gates is fourth ($121.4 billion) and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg closes the top five with a fortune of $94 billion.

At the same time, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Musk’s wealth is $194 billion (a decrease of $15.6 billion per day), and Bezos’ fortune is $183 billion (a decrease of $3.65 billion). As a result, Musk continues to maintain leadership in the list of the richest people on the planet according to Bloomberg.

On January 9, it became known that Musk would sell all his property in order to populate Mars. He explained that the settlement of the planet requires large financial investments. In addition, he wants to demonstrate his determination in the colonization of Mars, writes Gazeta.ru.

A few days earlier, Musk had become the richest person in the world according to Bloomberg with $188.5 billion, ahead of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who has been in the lead since 2017, by $1.5 billion.

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