Richer than Zuckerberg: the head of Tesla Elon Musk entered the top three richest people on the planet

Recently, NASA and Elon Musk's SpaceX launched the first regular flight to the ISS on a manned

ship Crew Dragon. But for Musk, this is not the only significant event this week: he also entered the top three richest people on the planet.

Let's talk about numbers

According to Bloomberg, Musk's fortune has increasedup to $ 120 billion, which gave him reason to rise to the third line of the rating. By the way, Elon pushed Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who now has 103 billion in his pocket.

Thus, now there are only two richer Maskpeople: Microsoft creator Bill Gates (128 billion) and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (183 billion). As you can see, Elon Musk is already quite a bit before the Bill Gates figure.

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It seems that the reason for Musk's growth wasinclusion of Tesla in the S&P 500. He also has shares of 505 selected companies that are traded on the US stock exchange and have the largest capitalization. Now Tesla's capitalization is $ 386 billion, and since the beginning of 2020, the growth of the company's shares has exceeded 400%.

Tesla shares jumped 14% on news that it will join the index. Although, in fact, the company will officially join the S&P 500 only next month.

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