The fortune of American engineer and entrepreneur Elon Musk jumped to $270 billion amid a rise in the price of shares of his Tesla company. Thus, the businessman became the richest man in the history of Forbes magazine calculations. This is reported in an article published by the publication on October 26.
According to the magazine, on Monday the value of Tesla’s shares rose by almost 13% after news of a deal with Hertz to supply 100,000 electric vehicles to the rental fleet. At the same time, Tesla’s capital first reached and then exceeded $1 trillion.
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As a result, according to Forbes estimates, Musk’s net worth at the close of yesterday’s trading was $271.3 billion. Since October 22, it has increased by $41.7 billion.
At the same time, Forbes Real-Time claims that the entrepreneur’s assets total $257.6 billion. The publication notes that this is the highest figure since Forbes began counting in 1982. It is clarified that before the richest man in history was considered the founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos, whose wealth reached $ 212 billion.
Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that the market value of the American electric car manufacturer Tesla exceeded $1 trillion. The company’s shares soared on the back of a deal with Hertz Global Holdings Inc., which ordered 100,000 electric vehicles.
On October 18, it was reported that the net worth of Elon Musk exceeded $230 billion. Then SpaceX shares soared by 33% and were sold for more than $100 billion. At the same time, the value of the security at that time reached $560 per share. This made the businessman the richest man in the world.
On September 28, Musk topped the ranking of the richest people in the world according to Forbes. According to the publication, Musk’s capital amounted to more than $ 203.4 billion. The second place in the ranking was taken by the head of Amazon Jeff Bezos with assets of $ 197 billion, and in the third position was the CEO of the French group of companies LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) Bernard Arnault, whose fortune estimated at $174.9 billion.