Elon Musk was told that he’s the richest man in the world and this was his response.
Most rich people do extraordinary things to get people’s attention as a matter of fact if they could have rich written on their foreheads I bet they would. However it seems as if Elon Musk was cut from a different cloth as he was told that he was richest man in the world and his classic response got people’s attention.
Elon Musk is worth an arm and a leg.
Forget Jeff Bezos or whoever else you think is rich, lon Musk has a net worth of $188.5 Billion USD so you would think that he would be a lot more elated when he was told he is the richest man but instead he responded and said:
“Well, back to work…” Elon Musk wrote.
To put this into perspective, Musks’ net worth is equivalent to the GDP of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda combined! Now go back and read his response again.
The three competitors:
This is the latest development in a years-long rivalry among the top three tech magnates, Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. Their wealth mainly depends on the accomplishments of their respective businesses(Tesla, Microsoft and Amazon). Musk only just passed Bill Gates in November to become the second-richest person in the world.
How you ask? Well, The billionaire CEO’s stock stash continues to grow. This substantial growth came after he signed a major 10-year compensation package with the company in 2018 further tying his earnings to Tesla’s stock price.
He is awarded a raft of company stock options every time a new milestone is hit. For instance, the first tranche he received earlier this year was worth some $800 million. After this, he went on to eclipse Bezos’ own extravagant personal wealth of around $187 billion.
In relation to Forbes’ most recent report, Elon is not the richest man in the world yet:
Despite the report from Bloomberg on Wednesday that he’s now the world’s richest person—Elon Musk remains the second-richest person in the world.
Shares of Musk’s Company Tesla rose by 7% as of 2:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, pushing Musk’s net worth to $175.2 billion. That makes him $22 billion richer than the planet’s third-wealthiest person, French luxury tycoon Bernard Arnault.
However, he is still $11 billion behind the world’s number one, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Forbes estimates that Bezos has a net worth of $186.8 billion. ~ Forbes