Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, is currently the world’s richest man with an estimated net worth of $209 billion. However, his position as the world’s wealthiest person may soon be threatened by Jeff Bezos, the executive chairman of Amazon. According to Bloomberg, Bezos’ estimated net worth is $200 billion and he has recently sold more than $2 billion worth of Amazon stock.
Bezos’ recent stock sales could potentially propel him to become the world’s richest person again if Tesla CEO Elon Musk continues to lose ground in terms of net worth. In recent weeks, Musk’s net worth has declined due to Tesla’s stock dropping 24% in the first two months of the year. This has already impacted Musk’s claim as the world’s wealthiest person on Forbes real-time billionaire tracker.
It is important to note that there are different calculations for net worth among different organizations. Forbes calculates net worth differently than Bloomberg and as a result, their rankings differ slightly. According to Forbes, Bernard Arnault and family are currently ranked as the world’s wealthiest individuals with a net worth of $220 billion while Musk is ranked No. 1 with an estimated net worth of $201.6 billion and Bezos comes in third at $195.9 billion on this list.