According to Forbes magazine, Ilon Musk was able to achieve such a figure thanks to a sharp rise in Tesla stock prices. On Monday, October 25, their growth exceeded 13%, which provided the company to overcome the market value of a trillion dollars. As a result, Musk's capital increased by more than 41 billion dollars in one day.
Earlier Musk headed the ranking of the richest people in the world according to Forbes. As of September 28, the fortune of the SpaceX founder totaled more than $203.4 billion. Head of Amazon Jeff Bezos came second. Bernard Arnault, CEO of the French group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy), rounded out the top three. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg were also in the top-5.
Tesla was founded by Ilon Musk 18 years ago. Originally it was called Tesla Motors, but later it was renamed Tesla. At first, the company specialized only in the production of electric cars, but later it became involved in the creation of solar panels and other energy storage systems.
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