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Once More, Elon Musk is the Richest Person in the World

Elon Musk has reclaimed the title of the world’s richest person, according to the latest data from the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. With a 40.3% surge in his wealth this year, his net worth now stands at $192 billion. This remarkable increase can be attributed to the rise in Tesla’s stock, which saw a significant boost of approximately 24% in May alone. As the CEO of Tesla, Musk owns around 13% of the company, further solidifying his wealth.

Musk temporarily lost the top spot to Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, in December when Tesla’s stock faced a decline following Musk’s acquisition of Twitter for $44 billion. However, the majority of Musk’s wealth is tied to Tesla’s stock, underscoring his dependence on the company’s success.

Aside from his role at Tesla, Musk also serves as the CEO of SpaceX, a prominent rocket manufacturer, and owns the social media platform Twitter. His recent visit to China, during which he met with Chinese officials, highlights the significance of the Chinese market for Tesla. Despite ongoing tensions between the United States and China, Musk was reassured by Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang of the country’s openness to foreign businesses and its commitment to providing a favorable business environment.

With LVMH’s Arnault trailing behind as the second richest person with a net worth of $187 billion, and Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, following suit, Musk’s regained status as the wealthiest individual further solidifies his position as a prominent figure in the business world. As Tesla’s stock continues to perform well, Musk’s net worth is likely to experience further growth, reinforcing his influence and prominence in the global financial landscape.