(REPORTBEAT) – Chairman Tesla Inc. and Billionaire Entrepreneur Elon Musk surpassed the top boss Amazon.com Inc. Jeff Bezos to become the richest person in the world,
Including Thursday’s profit in Tesla Share, Musk, 49, has a net worth of more than $ 188.5 billion, $ 1.5 billion more than Bezos, Musk’s personal wealth has been driven by last year’s surge more than eight times in Tesla’s shares, which became the most valuable car maker in the world.
He has a 20% stake in a car maker and around $ 42 billion from the gain of paper that has not been realized in personal stock options.
Tesla shares rose by 7.4% on Thursday at a record high of $ 811.61.
However, the list of billionaire Forbes, said the Musk still followed the Amazon Bezos of $ 7.8 billion.
Musk, who jointly founded and sold the Paypal Holdings internet payment company Inc., now leading some of the most futuristic companies in the world.
In addition to Tesla, he heads the SpaceX and Neureric rocket companies, a startup that develops an ultra-high bandwidth brain engine interface to connect the human brain to a computer.
He founded a boring company to make affordable tunnels under busy city streets for all electric public transportation systems to avoid evil traffic jams in cities.