Tesla CEO Elon Musk reclaims title of world's richest man after SpaceX round1 min read . Updated: 19 Feb 2021, 09:46 AM IST
Elon Musk surpassed Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who recently reclaimed the title as the world’s richest person for a brief period after Tesla shares fell, pulling down Musk's net worth.
Elon Musk is back at the top and has regained his title of the world's richest person after SpaceX completed another funding round, pushing him at the very top of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Musk's wealth rose to $199.9 billion after his rocket company completed the latest funding round.
He once again surpassed Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who recently reclaimed the title as the world’s richest person for a brief period after Tesla shares fell, pulling down Musk's net worth. Currently, Bezos is valued at $194.2 billion.
Musk's rocket company raised $850 million from a group of investors led by Sequoia Capital. As per the index, the round values the company at $74 billion which is a direct jump of 60% from August. Thanks to the round, Musk's net worth has jumped about $11 billion.
Musk roiled the price of Bitcoin and a lesser-known cryptocurrency - Dogecoin, that spiked with a meme tweeted by Musk earlier this month. Bitcoin meanwhile blew past $50,000 days after Tesla revealed plans to hold $1.5 billion of the cryptocurrency on its balance sheet.
Musk has also recently invited Russian President Vladimir Putin for a chat session on Clubhouse, the social media app. While the Russian President isn't active on social media, a spokesperson for the Kremlin said the invitation was “undoubtedly very interesting."