This is evident from the Bloomberg billionaire index. Musk gained a whopping $ 28.8 billion in the past year. Since Bezos just lost $ 277 million, he now has to relinquish his place in the rankings.
Musk owes his fortune not only to Tesla’s higher stock price. His space company SpaceX is now also worth tens of billions of dollars.
By way of comparison: the GDP of the Netherlands (everything that citizens and companies earn together) was € 812 billion in 2019: at today’s rates, that is about $ 984 billion.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is in third place with net worth of $ 136 billion. This is followed by the first non-American, Frenchman Bernard Arnault, who raised $ 117 billion with his Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg follows in fifth place, with just under $ 100 billion: $ 99.4.
The first woman is only in 13th place and she is not a self-made billionaire, but an heiress. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, her family owns the L’Oréal company, owns $ 76.4 billion.
The first Dutchman is heiress Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken with an estimated net worth of $ 15.8 billion.
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