On Monday, April 5, the fortune of the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, increased by $ 6 billion, according to the Forbes Real-Time rating. The carmaker's CEO is now worth $ 169.8 billion.
According to Forbes, Elon Musk is the second richest person in the world (first place is occupied by the CEO and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos). The Tesla founder's rise in wealth stems from a rise in the electric car maker's stock following the release of quarterly earnings.
As a reminder, on April 2 Tesla in its quarterly reporting announced the sale for the first three months of the year, 184,800 electric vehicles. This is more than double the number of electric vehicles sold in the first quarter of 2020. In addition, this figure exceeded forecasts by Wall Street analysts, who had expected 168,000 electric vehicles to be sold.