It was only yesterday that Elon Musk, owner of Tesla Incorporated and SpaceX, became the world’s wealthiest person. He surpassed Amazon owner Jeff Bezos, now sitting atop the Iron Throne of the corporate world. The billionaire took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the news. And to be honest, his reaction was classic Elon Musk. His reaction will surely leave some in splits while others will start scratching their heads in confusion.
Elon Musk’s net-worth has skyrocketed since the past few months. The owner of the world’s greatest electric car manufacturer saw his company’s share prices surge after a whopping 4.8 per cent rally.
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Elon Musk though, had other plans. He had already had his hands full with the upcoming SpaceX launch. Him becoming the world’s richest person was the least of his concerns. When tweets started going viral, Musk took to the social media platform and replied with “How Strange”. He then seconded his earlier tweet with the words “Back to work.”
.@elonmusk is now the richest person in the world at $190 billion.
— Tesla Owners of Silicon Valley (@teslaownersSV) January 7, 2021
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021
What Is Elon Musk’s Net Worth Now?
According to CNBC, Elon Musk’s official net worth is now more than $185 Billion US. It is close to becoming $200 Billion US since the company’s share prices keep soaring intermittently. His opinion on wealth utilization has always been constructive. Elon Musk wants proper redistribution of accumulated wealth by the top 1 per cent, including him, for the benefit of the entire global population.
In another pinned tweet, Elon Musk is heard saying:
“About half my money is intended to help problems on Earth & half to help establish a self-sustaining city on Mars to ensure continuation of life (of all species) in case Earth gets hit by a meteor like the dinosaurs or WW3 happens & we destroy ourselves,”
Some sceptics claim Tesla share prices are for now wantonly overvalued and the net worth of Elon Musk is bound to fall in the long run. This report is corroborated by JP Morgan Chase, who has a part to play in deciding the company’s equity.
Where It All Began
Tesla’s share prices have surged to 6.3 per cent. In last day’s late morning trading, the company’s prices increased to an amount of $803.78 US Dollars. The current market capitalization of the company stands at north of $750 Billion US. Elon Musk holds 21 per cent of shares of Tesla Incorporated.