Elon Musk’s Wealth Increased 1,000% in Two Years, Higher Than 99% of Other Richest Men in the World

Elon Musk’s Wealth Increased 1,000% in Two Years, Higher Than 99% of Other Richest Men in the World

  • The 10 richest men are so wealthy that if their wealth is converted to the US dollar it will reach halfway to the moon
  • Tesla and SapceX owner, Elon Musk became 1000 per cent richer in two years more than the rest of the richest men in the world
  • Oxfam, a UK-based charity which is working to end the injustice of world poverty issued the report as the World Economic Forum started

A recent report by Oxfam, a global movement working to end the injustice of poverty, has said the 10 richest men in the world saw their wealth surge collectively from N290.5 trillion to N622.5 trillion during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report also said if the 10 billionaires sat on their combined wealth converted to the US dollar, they would reach halfway to the moon.

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Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Larry Page
Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Larry Page
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Oxfam, the UK-based charity issues an inequality report this time every year during the World Economic Forum holding in Davos, which is virtual this year due to the pandemic.

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The year’s report distinguishes the very richest billionaires’ huge wealth with the economic losses suffered by 99 per cent of humanity.

Fortune Magazine reported that Tesla owner, Elon Musk’s wealth increased by about 1,000 per cent to the value of N112,050 trillion and Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin all saw 125 per cent increases in their wealth.

All their wealth increased during the almost two years of the pandemic than they had in the last 14 years, Oxfam said.

Elon Musk 2021 tax, almost Nigeria's 2021 budget

Legit.ng reported that SpaceX and Tesla founder, Elon Musk is set to pay about N4.5 trillion ($11 billion) in taxes to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) which is almost half of Nigeria’s 2021 budget at N14.7 trillion ($35.66 billion).

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Musk revealed this in a tweet where he said he will be paying the said amount in 2021 after selling 10 per cent of his shares in Tesla. This may be a record amount paid to the IRS, according to a report by CNBC

The billionaire businessman may owe more than N4.5 trillion in taxes. Musk exercised almost 15 million options and sold millions of shares to cover taxes related to the transactions which resulted in a high tax levy.

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