The year has started well for Elon Musk. The founder of Tesla has displaced Jeff Bezos, who had led this ranking for three years, as the first fortune on the planet, after the rise in the stock market of the shares of the car firm, with a market capitalization this Thursday of 758,000 million. Based on this, Musk, who, according to Bloomberg, has about 20% of the shares of the electric vehicle company and about 42,000 million dollars in options he received from the company, amasses a net worth of 185,000 million dollars (150,800 million euros), compared to 184,000 million of the founder of Amazon.
Elon Reeve Musk (Pretoria, South Africa, 1971), physicist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, visionary, eccentric and ecologist, is also the founder of SpaceX, SolarCity or OpenAl. He learned to program when he was only 10 years old and at 12 he was already selling a video game online. At the age of five she moved to Canada, a country of maternal origin. He studied economics and physics at the University of Pennsylvania, and then settled in Silicon Valley. He set up Paypal, which in 2002 bought Ebay for 1,500 million dollars, capital that in turn invested in Tesla, Solar City and Space X. He has been sued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for writing provocative tweets, by which He resigned to run for president of the electric car manufacturer, the jewel in the crown of his fortune.