Elon Musk is one of the three richest people in the world

American entrepreneur Elon Musk, who heads Tesla and SpaceX, rose to third place in ranking the world’s richest people compiled by Bloomberg, ahead of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

According to the Agency, Tesla shares rose by 10% on Wednesday, increasing Musk’s fortune by $ 10.2 billion. At the moment, Bloomberg estimates the entrepreneur’s fortune at $ 120 billion. Mark Zuckerberg is now in fourth place with a fortune of $ 103 billion, and Bernard Arnault, CEO of the French LVMH group (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy), is in fifth place with $ 103 billion.

Thus, the 49-year-old Musk is second only to two business people from the United States. The second place in the Bloomberg rating is occupied by one of Microsoft’s founders, Bill Gates ($ 128 billion). The richest man on Earth for the third year remains the head of the Amazon Corporation Jeff Bezos; today, his fortune is estimated at $ 183 billion.

Musk founded Tesla in 2003. It was originally called Tesla Motors but was later renamed, Tesla. At first, the company specialized only in electric vehicle production, but later it also began to create solar panels and other energy storage systems.