Just a few days ago, Elon Musk was $ 8 billion away from surpassing Bill Gates as the second richest person in the world … and already, he has succeeded. The 49-year-old, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla has seen his fortune rise to $ 127.9 billion pushing Gates, Microsoft co-founder from second place.
Impressively, Musk has added $ 100.3 billion to his net worth this year, which is more than anyone else on the list has achieved. However, he is still far from the first place, which is headed by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. It currently has a staggering value of $ 182 billion.