Elon Musk just set a new record in terms of his fortune. He earned a record $ 25 billion in one day. 20% increase of Tesla Inc. on Tuesday was ranked as the largest for more than a year and brought the billionaire founder’s fortune to $ 174 billion, closing the gap he shared with Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Bezos’s increase in Amazon.com Inc. shares helped him earn $ 6 billion, bringing his fortune to $ 180 billion. In January, Elon Musk defeated Bezos as the richest person in the world. Musk’s fortune peaked later that month at $ 210 billion, according to the index, a ranking of the world’s 500 richest people. Consistent quarterly profits, the election of President Joe Biden with his embrace of clean technologies and the enthusiasm of retail investors spurred the rise of Tesla shares.
Musk and Bezos have been vying for first place in the Bloomberg Wealth Index since the Tesla founder took over in January, the month his fortune reached $ 210 billion. Since then, Bezos has regained the title of the richest man in the world after the shares of the electric car manufacturer sank up to 36%. Now the two tycoons are less than 6 billion dollars apart./abcnews.al