SpaceX founder Elon Musk officially becomes the richest person in the world

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Elon Musk is officially the richest person in the world after his wealth surpassed that of Jeff Bezos.

An increase in Tesla's share price on Thursday, January 7, pushed Musk past Jeff Bezos.

The Tesla and SpaceX business magnate is now worth a whopping £136 billion, compared to Amazon entrepreneur Jeff Bezos' still highly enviable wealth of £135 billion.

Bezos had been the world's richest person since 2017.

Musk has seen his wealth increase hugely since the start of 2020 – when he was worth around $27 billion (around £20 billion).

Tesla's share price during this period has increased exponentially adding more than $150 billion (around £110 billion) to his net worth.

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