His fortune grew by $151 billion to $197 billion in a year.
Entrepreneur Elon Musk, who is the head of the companies Tesla and SpaceX, topped the ranking of the richest people globally according to the business publication Hurun (the Chinese equivalent of Forbes). This is stated in the report published on Tuesday on the website of the publication.
According to the study, his fortune grew by $151 billion over the year and reached $197 billion. The entrepreneur received the main income at the expense of the company Tesla, in which he owns 21% of the shares.
The three global ranking leaders also included the second-placed founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, and Bernard Arnault, president of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy group of companies. The authors of the study estimated their fortunes at $189 billion and $114 billion, respectively.
For the first time, a Chinese billionaire has entered the top 10 of the Hurun global ranking. It turned out to be the owner of a drinking water manufacturer under the Nongfu brand, 67-year-old Zhong Shanshan. He placed on the seventh position in the rating with a personal fortune of $85 billion.