#1 Elon Musk
net value : $237.7 billion (€218 billion)
source : Tesla, SpaceX, Twitter
age : 51 years old
Place of residence : Austin, Texas
Elon Musk It owns 23% of Tesla stock and options, but has pledged more than half of its shares as collateral for the loans. The automaker accounts for about two-thirds of his fortune. He bought Twitter for $44 billion (€40 billion) in October 2022 and owns about 74% of the social media business, which is now worth less than half of what he paid to acquire it. His fortune increased by $27.5 billion (€25.2 billion) between 1any May 2023 and 1any June 2023, mainly because Tesla’s share price rose by more than 25%.
Originally from South Africa, Elon Musk moved to Canada before the age of eighteeny His birthday, he held various jobs, enrolled at Queen’s University in Ontario, and then at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics.
In 2000, he merged an online bank he co-founded, X.com, with a similar company he co-founded. to fart Thiel to form PayPal, which was bought by eBay in 2002 for $1.4 billion (€1.28 billion). SpaceX was founded in 2002 in El Segundo, near Los Angeles. In 2004, he joined Tesla as an investor and chairman of the board, a year after its founding; Then he was given the title of co-founder. muskwho became CEO of Tesla in 2008, took the company public in 2010. Its market capitalization skyrocketed during 2020 and 2021. In September 2021, musk become the richest person in the world. In November 2021, his fortune is $320 billion (€293 billion).
musk He became the richest person in the world on June 8, 2023 and is still ranked 1anyJuly. Actions Are you here It rose more than 140% in the first half of 2023, sending Musk’s fortune soaring. Musk was also the richest person in the world for most of 2022, until December, when a drop in Tesla’s stock price sent his net worth plummeting.
Translated article from Forbes US – Author: Forbes Wealth Team
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