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Elon Musk overtakes Mark Zuckerberg to be the World’s Third Richest Man

With SpaceX's successful launch of first commercial space flight and Tesla making it to the S&P 500 Index, Elon Musk had a great last week with the stocks.


The last few days have been momentous for the billionaire who was tested COVID-19 positive on 15th November. SpaceX had successfully launched four astronauts into place in World’s first commercial space flight on 16th November and Musk’s electric car-making company Tesla Inc. is all set to be included in the S&P 500 Index.

These remarkable moments eventually added up great numbers to his valuation making Elon Musk the third richest man in the World. Musk overtook Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

Elon Musk overtakes Mark Zuckerberg
Image Credit: NBC News

Tesla surged as much as 15% on Monday (16 November) in after-hours trading with stocks closing at $408.09, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Elon’s net worth projected to $117.5 billion. While Musk’s net worth has already seen a huge spike of $90 billion, it is the biggest gain on the ranking in the world’s 500 richest people this year.

Tesla will finally enter the S&P 500 on 21st December after falling short for this achievement in September 2020, when the stocks failed to make the cut during the index’s quarterly rebalancing. However, Tesla has all the reasons this time to own this achievement and it is expected that the company will be the biggest new entrant into the group’s history.

Elon Musk’s rocket making company SpaceX also achieved a remarkable leap by successfully launching first-ever commercial space flight with three NASA astronauts and a JAXA astronaut onboard on their journey to International Space Station.


However, Elon Musk Is having a mild setback being tested COVID-19 positive but apart from that, he has all the reasons of the world to celebrate. Musk only trails to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft CEO Bill Gates in the list of World’s Richest Man.

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