Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, has surpassed the net worth of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Jeff Bezos.
According to BBC's Thursday report, "Elon Musk has become the world's richest person, as his net worth crossed $185bn (£136bn)."
The futuristic businessman gained amazing wealth last year. CNBC noted on Thursday: "Musk is valued at approximately US$27 billion at the beginning of 2020, and barely enters the top 50 richest list," adding:
"Tesla's rocketing share price - which has increased more than ninefold over the past year - along with his generous pay package has added more than $150 billion to his net worth."
According to data from TradingView.com, after the COVID-19 crash in March, Tesla found that its stock price was close to $70. By 2021, TSLA stock share found their way to more than $800 per share, which also takes into account the stock split in August 2020.
Musk is no stranger to the crypto sector, although he has not become a major proponent of the asset class. The Tesla CEO said in a December 2020 Twitter post: "Bitcoin is almost as bs as fiat money."
As of May 2020, when Musk recently commented on his holdings, Musk only owns 0.25 Bitcoin (BTC). In the past, he has also commented on Dogecoin (DOGE) in a possible comedic manner.
MicroStrategy's Bitcoin Bull Michael Saylor recently offered to help tech-savvy people buy some BTC for Tesla.