Elon Musk beat Jeff Bezos on 7th January 2021 to become the world’s richest person at $186 Billion. Most of it comes from his 20% stake and some 57 million exercisable stock options in Tesla, which itself had quite the run in 2020(it rose more than 700%) and his 48% SpaceX stake. He added north of $150 billion to his net worth in 2020.
But he is not your typical billionaire(mind you, Robert Downey Jr looked up to Musk to get into character as Tony Stark-“the billionaire playboy genius philanthropist” for Iron Man).
Elon Musk doesn’t seem to have a thing for money or possessions.
His Electric Car venture – Tesla has driven many other car manufacturers to produce more EVs. People have always had a notion that sustainable development costs a lot with no monetary returns. BUT Elon Musk is a living testament that both is achievable. The prominent Venture Capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya told in an interview to CNBC that “The world’s richest person should be somebody that’s fixing and fighting climate change”, now it has happened, rightly so!
He is very active in twitter, posts at least 5 times a day and his engagement levels in twitter is out of the roof! His followers had pushed the value of Dogecoin up 20%(check the whole story here) in 2 hours after this tweet: –
He digs memes. Literally!
Despite his goofy attitude, he is one of the respected and most watched entrepreneur in the WORLD PERIOD.