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Jeff Bezos’ position as the richest man in the world has just been shifted by Tesla boss Elon Musk. According to Bloomberg, Musk currently has a fortune of around USD 194 billion or around Rp 2,700 billion more. The founder of the Tesla car company succeeded in shifting Bezoz, whose fortune now is around US$ 9.5 billion.
Actually, last November Musk just rose as the richest man and replaced Bill Gates. About three months later, the tesla company’s boss has reached the top spot as the richest man on earth.
It is known that in the past year Tesla’s stock has grown very rapidly, although the world’s automotive industry has also experienced difficulties as a result of the pandemic. Quoted from The Verge, Musk has boosted sales of his electric vehicles due to the Affordable Model 3 sedan and Model Y SUV.
On Thursday (07/01/2021) Tesla shares rose 7.9%, which led Elon Musk to shift Bezos’ position. In 2020, Musk also succeeded in spaceflight with Space-X and developed the Boring Company, a superfast transportation company.
Reported from Bloomberg, Musk’s wealth has risen to US$165 billion in just the last few years. He is touted as the man with the fastest rate of wealth growth in history.
Throughout 2020 alone Tesla has produced about half a million units of vehicles and Tesla’s Market value continues to increase. Currently, the figure has reached US$ 773.5 billion.
In 2021 alone, it is rumored that Elon Musk will send his team to Indonesia to talk about investment.
“Tesla will send its team in early January to Indonesiato follow up the conversation between the President and Tesla owner Elon Musk,” Said Agus Gumiwang during a virtual press conference, Monday (12/28/2020).
Please note, the plan to build a Tesla plant in Indonesia is not for car assembly, but for the production of electric car batteries. The Indonesian government has ambitions to make the country the world’s largest electric car manufacturer. This is because Indonesia has qualified resources and has nickel mines as the raw material for batteries.