Elon Musk Overtakes Jeff Bezos, Becomes The Richest Person In The World

Business magnate, Tesla and SpaceX brainbox Elon Musk has surpassed Amazon boss Jeff Bezos as the richest man on the planet Earth.

Musk, 49, is now worth a whopping £136 billion, overtaking Amazon entrepreneur Bezos' highly enviable wealth of £135 billion. An increase in Tesla's share price on Thursday, January 7, pushed Musk past Jeff Bezos.

Bezos had been the world's richest person since 2017.

Musk is a Tesla Inc chief and billionaire entrepreneur, known for pioneering commercial space travel and electric cars, among other innovations.

He is often seen as one of this generation's great public scientific minds, in the mold of Albert Einstein of Nikola Tesla, after which his company is named.

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