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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is now $100BILLION richer than Jeff Bezos

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Elon Musk continues to grow his status as the world’s richest man as his net worth continues to skyrocket over the rest of the top earners in 2022.  

In the latest Forbes list, Musk, 50, increased his net worth to $282billion, which is over $100billion richer than Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, whose net worth is $183.6billion.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO was one of the biggest beneficiaries from the Covid-19 pandemic, as his net worth sat at just $26.6billion at the beginning of 2020.  

In 2020, Musk’s wealth grew by over $110billion, which is the record for anyone in the history of Forbes tracking such numbers.

Musk gained another $90billion in 2021, as he knocked Bezos off the top of the Forbes rich list to begin the year. 

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, whose net worth is $183.6billion, as been lapped by Musk on the Forbes rich list

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, whose net worth is $183.6billion, as been lapped by Musk on the Forbes rich list

The new Twitter board member saw his wealth peak at around $340.4billion when shares in Tesla hit record highs in November 2021.  

The new Twitter board member saw his wealth peak at around $340.4billion when shares in Tesla hit record highs in November 2021.  

Musk is also worth significantly more than the fortunes of former Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer combined

Musk is also worth significantly more than the fortunes of former Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Steve

Gates has a net worth of $134.2 billion, while Balmer¿s net worth stands at $97 billion

Gates has a net worth of $134.2 billion, while Balmer’s net worth stands at $97 billion

The 10 richest people on earth 

1. Elon Musk, $282billion 

2. Jeff Bezos, $183.6billion 

3. Bernard Arnault, $167.4billion

4. Bill Gates, $134.2billion

5. Warren Buffet, $127.3billion

6. Larry Page, $113.4billion

7. Larry Ellison, $113billion

8. Gautam Adani, $112.9billion

9. Sergey Brin, $109billion

10. Mukesh Ambani, $99.6billion 

Source: Forbes

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