The fortune of Elon Musk, the boss of Tesla and SpaceX companies, increased by another $ 7.8 billion yesterday, and the increase has reached $ 57.2 billion since the beginning of the year. Having increased his fortune to $ 84.8 billion with Tesla’s shares gaining value since the beginning of the year, Musk rose to fourth place in the list of the richest people in the world. Despite the pandemic, the wealth of the richest is growing rapidly.
According to new calculations, the 12 richest people in the USA reached a total wealth of 1 trillion dollars. Especially during the pandemic period, these names added 283 billion dollars to their fortunes. Elon Musk has a special place among the names who multiply their fortunes.
Tesla and the founder of SpaceX experienced the biggest leap in this period, tripling his personal fortune.
In the list where the bosses of the technology world dominate, the world’s richest business person Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page stand out.
According to this list, created from the billionaires data of Forbes and Bloombeerg, the 12 richest names of the USA have reached an additional fortune of 283 billion dollars since the 18th of March and have grown 40 percent. During this period, US household incomes fell 5.6 percent, the sharpest decline since 1950.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos $ 76.5 billion since March, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates $ 16.1 billion, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg $ 40.8 billion, Tesla and SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk $ 48.5 billion, Microsoft’s former CEO Steve Ballmer went up $ 18.8 billion, Oracle founder Larry Ellison $ 11.9 billion, and Google co-founder Larry Page 16.5, Sergey Brin up $ 16.5 billion.
According to Business Insider’s report, Bezos was the name that increased his personal wealth the most in this period, while Musk became the name that increased his personal wealth the fastest with 228 percent growth when he looked at the leaps. Musk’s personal wealth was $ 24.6 billion before the pandemic, and $ 73.1 billion in August.
Meanwhile, with the rise in Tesla shares, Musk added another $ 8 billion a day to his personal assets and became the 4th richest name in the world.