Elon Musk is the world’s richest man in 2021. Musk’s net worth crossed $185bn. On Thursday, after the increase in share price, the entrepreneur of Tesla Motors and SpaceX Elon Musk was moved into the top slot. The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos had held the top spot since 2017.
By the start of 2020, Musk was in the top 50 richest people with a worth of $25 billion. Since last year because of Tesla’s share price, Musk has added about $150 billion to his net worth.
In July 2020, Musk passed Warren Buffet and became the fourth richest man in the world. But in November 2020, Elon takes Bill Gates’s second spot and becomes the second richest man in the world.
Who is Elon Musk?
Elon Musk was born on 28 June 1971. His father was South African and his mother was Canadian. He was raised in Pretoria, South Africa. Before moving to Canada he attended the University of Pretoria. He attended Queen’s University when he was just 17.
Elon Musk Education
Musk received a dual bachelor’s degree in Physics and Economics. In 1995, he moved to California to get a Ph.D. at Stanford University. But he dropped out because he wants to pursue a business career.
How did Elon Musk get rich?
In 1995, Musk and his brother started a web software company Zip2. Elon founded an online bank and email payment company named X.com. He founded SpaceX in May 2002, a space transport services company. Musk is also CEO and lead designer of SpaceX. In 2004, Elon Musk joined Tesla motors and became its CEO in 2008.