Elon Musk now trails Jeff Bezos by just N1 trillion

Elon Musk now trails Jeff Bezos by just N1 trillion

- Elon Musk might soon catch up with the richest person in the world, Jeff Bezos, as his net worth keeps increasing

- In no time, the Tesla chief executive officer may become the world's richest man as he currently trails Bezos b $3 billion (N1,143,600,000)

- In spite of the pandemic that made 2020 a hellish year for many businesses around the world, the year came with lots of blessings for Musk

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Billionaire businessman Elon Musk may soon become the richest person in the world as he now trails Jeff Bezos after his net worth soared to $184.5billion (N70,331,400,000,000.01).

According to a report by Daily Mail, Musk became the second richest person in the world after a surge in Tesla shares.

Legit.ng gathers that Tesla's stock price jumped 4.9 per cent on Wednesday, January 6, making it possible for Musk to trail Bezos by $3 billion (N1,143,600,000).

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Elon Musk now trails Jeff Bezos by just $3billion and is on track to become the world's richest person

Elon Musk is trailing Jeff Bezos by just $3 billion. Photo credit: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz, Mukherjee/Bloomberg
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Bezos' net worth is $187 billion (N71,284,400,000,000.02) and the Amazon chief executive officer has held the title of the richest person in the world since 2017.

Recall that despite the pandemic, 2020 was a great year for Musk who was the 35th richest person in the world in January of the same year.

Tesla delivered 499,550 vehicles in 2020, just 450 short of Musk's target of half a million vehicles.

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In a previous report by Legit.ng, Musk on Monday, March 9, told an audience at a Satellite 2020 conference in Washington DC that people do not need to attend college to learn stuff.

Musk made the statement when an audience member asked him about the necessity of college education at the conference.

The Tesla chief executive officer noted that colleges are basically for fun and to prove you can do your chores, but they're not for learning.

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