Elon Musk of Tesla is now richer than Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

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Musk is now worth $115.4 billion. Astonishingly, his net worth grew by $87.8 billion just this year, as Tesla’s stock price increased roughly fivefold.

This places Musk ahead of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is now eating his hat in anger (we’re joking, he’s probably kite surfing on his private island with way too much sunscreen on his face) since he only has a paltry $110.8 billion. Weak.

This leaves only two tech moguls that are richer than Musk: Bill Gates, with an estimated net worth of $125 billion, and Jeff Bezos, who’s worth $202 billion. The way Musk has been smashing through the ranks — after all, he jumped from fifth to fourth richest just two weeks ago — it wouldn’t be very surprising if he caught up with Gates fairly quickly.

Tesla stock price ended at $498.3 on Monday, in its first day of trading after the five-for-one stock split, a 12.5 percent increase. TSLA is trading at $532.8 in premarket trading Tuesday, meaning the trend will likely continue — or another day at least.

[Mashable]

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