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As of August 27, Musk's fortune is estimated at $ 101 billion. At the beginning of the year, according to the BBI, it was at the mark of 27.4 billion. Thus, since the beginning of the year, the fortune of the billionaire has increased by 73.6 billion dollars, 3.7 times.
This is due to the rise in shares of Tesla. Shares of Tesla rose 6.42 percent to $ 2,153.17 at the close of trading on August 26. On August 20, Tesla shares rose above $ 2,000 for the first time in history. Shares of the company in January amounted to $ 430.26.
Thus, since the beginning of the year, Tesla's capitalization has increased 4.7 times. At the same time, Musk remains in fourth place in the BBI rankings.
In first place is the head of Amazon Jeff Bezos with a fortune of $ 202 billion, in second place is the founder of Microsoft Bill Gates, whose capital is estimated at $ 124 billion. The third place is occupied by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg with a fortune of 115 billion dollars, RIA Novosti reported.