Elon Musk becomes world’s richest man

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Elon Musk has become the world’s richest man.

Musk’s Tesla company has been surging in value and this week it meant that his own value went over the $200billion mark.

He is the third person to ever be worth $200 billion.

Musk officially clicked over the $200mill mark when he became $3.8 billion richer on Monday following an increase in Tesla share value. He then passed Jeff Bezos, whose fortune fell by $1 billion Monday to $197.7 billion due to a 0.6%  decline in Amazon stock.

To put his value into context, Musk is worth the equivalent of New Zealand’s GDP in one year. Alternatively, if you stacked 200billion house bricks on top of each other, you would get about halfway to Mars.

He is rich!!!

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