After the announcement of Tesla’s entry into the S&P 500 stock index, Elon Musk’s fortune is about to surpass that of Bill Gates, placing himself in the second position behind among the richest men in the world; one step away from Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.
Musk’s fortune had a notable rebound yesterday, after yesterday raising Tesla shares by 10% ($ 10.2 billion), after Morgan Stanley gave a positive rating on a transformation from a company dedicated to selling cars to a multi-income firm thanks to its different activities.
With this number, Elon Musk is only 8 billion dollars below Gates in the Billionaires Index of the Bloomberg company, which agglomerates the 500 richest people in the world.
Nowadays; the tycoon’s income already reaches $ 92.4 billion after the various increases he has achieved throughout the year, with Musk the only one who has managed to amass a greater fortune than any other millionaire.
Musk and Gates have differences not only in terms of fortunes, but also in terms of ideologies. As is usual for Elon, he has mentioned via twitter that the conversations with Gates have been “disappointing” because he has “no idea” about electric trucks. This response was given after Gates pointed out that electricity probably would not be a solution to address the issue of mobility in heavy trucks.
Similarly; Gates hoped that Musk “does not confuse the areas in which he is not too involved”, after the South African mogul downplayed the risks of Covid-19.