American entrepreneur and founder of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk, for the first time, entered the top ten wealthiest people in the world, according to Forbes magazine, mainly due to the growth in the value of Tesla shares, according to the publication’s website.
Musk’s fortune, according to the Forbes Real-Time counter, is now $ 68.5 billion, which allowed him to rise to the eighth line of the rating. Forbes notes that from March 18 to July 14, 2020, the entrepreneur’s fortune increased by more than $ 20 billion. At the same time, Tesla shares rose by 290%.
At the same time, the top three in the rating remains unchanged. The head of Amazon Jeff Bezos still occupies the first place in the list of the world’s wealthiest people with a fortune of 179.1 billion dollars, the second-the head of Microsoft Bill Gates, whose wealth is estimated at 113.4 billion, the third place is reserved by the head of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) Bernard Arnault with a fortune of $112.2 billion, according to the Forbes Real-Time counter.
Also, according to Forbes, during the pandemic, the fortune of the founder of the social network Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has almost doubled, to $ 87.2 billion, which allowed him to move to the fourth place in the ranking from the seventh.