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Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to become world's second richest person

Further rise in Tesla share price pushes entrepreneur past Microsoft co-founderElon Musk has toppled Bill Gates as the world’s second-richest person, only a week after the Tesla co-founder overtook Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to become the third-richest.Driven
It has soared by more than $100bn this year – outranking everyone else on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which lists the world’s 500 richest people.
by a further surge in Tesla’s share price, the 49-year-old entrepreneur’s net worth rose by $7.2bn (£5.4bn) to $127.9bn.
In January, Musk was in 35th place.
Source: the guardian

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