Elon Musk is the fourth richest person on the planet, index says

Elon Musk might be serious about his piles of cash.

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Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk is now the world’s fourth richest particular person, with a internet price of $84.eight billion, based on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The one individuals forward of him are Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Invoice Gates and Fb’s Mark Zuckerberg.

As of Tuesday, Bezos is price $188 billion (barely lower than the $189.3 billion he hit final month), Gates has $121 billion to his identify, and Zuckerberg is sitting on $99 billion.

The High 10 is heavy on tech billionaires — former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has $75.7 billion, whereas Google co-founders Larry Web page and Sergey Brin are price $72.5 billion and $70.three billion respectively.

Though the coronavirus pandemic has prompted the US financial system to shrink, tech corporations posted massive quarterly profits on the finish of July. Amazon and Facebook each noticed their revenue double, and Google managed to beat estimates regardless of a decline.

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Sean Keane