Elon Musk replaces Amazon’s Jeff Bezos as world’s richest person


New Delhi: Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk replaced Amazon’s Jeff Bezos as world’s richest person, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Musk, with a net worth of $213 billion, sent s short email to Jeff Bezoz which read, “I’m sending a giant statue of the digit ‘2’ to Jeffrey B., along with a silver medal,” Musk wrote.

However, the jibe was not surprising, Mush had earlier taken to Twitter to playfully label Bezos a “copycat” twice.

Firstly, when Amazon announced plans to launch internet-beaming satellites in competition with Musk’s SpaceX and again in June 2020, when Amazon acquired self-driving car company Zoox, which is taking on Tesla.

According to Bloomberg index-real-time data , Jeff Bezos has a net worth of $197 billion, followed by the chairman of Louis Vuitton (LVMH), Bernard Arnault with a net worth of $160 billion.

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg stands on fourth followed by Bill Gates at fifth place in the index with a net worth of $132 billion and $128 billion respectively.

In March 2020, Musk’s worth was $24.6 billion, nearly $90 billion less than Bezos at the time.

Jeff Bezos became the first-ever person in August 2020, to be worth $200 billion as Amazon stock soared.