Elon Musk is all set to become the world’s 3rd richest person, passing the likes of Mark Zuckerberg.
Sources confirmed how the billionaire entrepreneur made gains worth $15 billion, right after his automobile company, Tesla, joined the world’s S&P 500 index.
The shocking news soared in, right after the trading hour period on Monday, where stocks closed in at a massive $408.09. And by 6 pm, they reached a staggering surge of 14%.
Tesla is on its way towards the S&P 500, which is the world-renowned stock market index. It measures the performances of the world’s top 500 companies, which are listed over the US stock exchange. Last September, the company failed to pave its way forward and make the cutback. This year, however, it’s a whole different game altogether.
Meanwhile, the news means serious net worth gains for the tech giant. You can think along the lines of a massive wealth swelling, surmounting to around $15 billion, in terms of extended trading. So where does that leave the billionaire entrepreneur?
Well, he’s all set to become the world’s third-richest person. His wealth will now be listed as $117.5 billion, as quoted by Bloomberg recently.
As of the closure on Monday, Elon ranked in at 4th place in terms of the world’s rankings for the wealthiest person in the world. And that means he’s almost tied with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. He follows behind the famous Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, who closely follows Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos.
The recent news was highlighted on Bloomberg’s star list of Billionaire Index.
Without a doubt, this year has proved to be immensely fruitful for the tech giant. Recently, Musk witnessed his famed SpaceX rocket company reach brilliant heights of success too. And that’s when the organization sent 4 astronauts towards space, just this week.
In other news, this year alone granted the star businessman an additional growth of $90 billion to his official net worth. How’s that for some serious cash-ins?