- After losing the number 1 spot earlier in 2021, Elon Musk is now back on top as the richest human in the world
- With an estimated net worth of $200.4 billion (N82,304,000,000,000), he has outpaced other billionaires like Microsoft Giant Bill Gates and Amazon's Jeff Bezos
- Elon started the year with a net worth pegged at around $74 billion (N30,452,480,000,000), a mark he surpassed as Tesla shares soared
The Tesla and Space X founder had a fortune of $200.4 billion (N82,468,608,000,000) at the time this report was written.
He defeated Bezos
With the new position, Jeff Bezos lost the spot with a fortune of $193.1 billion (N79,464,512,000,000). Others below him are Bernad Arnault, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg.
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It should be noted that Elon’s wealth was around $74 billion (N30,452,480,000,000) earlier in the year.
He has now become the third person to surpass the $200 billion (N82,304,000,000,000) wealth milestone. In January, he was in the number spot of richest person before Jeff Bezos dethroned him a month after.
Rich but keep it simple
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Musk was living in a small rented house after selling his real estate assets.
The American centibillionaire owns just one house in the Bay area and his primary residence is a tiny box house that he rents from his rocket company.
The tiny house that measures approximately 37.2 square metres is located in Boca Chics, Texas.
Jeff wanted a space contract
In other news, Bezos was competing for a very important contract to build a vehicle that can land on the moon.
In the bid to win the contract, he offered to cover the sum of $2bn (N823,180,000,000) costs of the project for NASA.
It should be noted that earlier in the year in April, the agency gave the work to Elon Musk while it rejected the bid made by Bezos’ company, Blue Origin.
The contract is meant to build a landing system that will take astronauts to the lunar surface of the moon as soon as 2024.