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Tesla’s crypto-friendly CEO is now the richest man on the planet


His final reported Bitcoin holdings had been 0.25 BTC.

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, has surpassed the online value of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

“Elon Musk has turn out to be the world’s richest particular person, as his internet value crossed $185bn (£136bn),” the BBC reported on Thursday.

The futuristic businessman gained staggering wealth final yr. “Musk began 2020 value about $27 billion, and was barely within the high 50 richest individuals,” CNBC famous on Thursday, including:

“Tesla’s rocketing share value — which has elevated greater than ninefold over the previous yr — alongside together with his beneficiant pay bundle have added greater than $150 billion to his internet value.”

After the COVID-19 crash in March, Tesla discovered its inventory priced close to $70, based mostly on information. By 2021, TSLA inventory shares discovered their method up previous $800 apiece, which additionally takes into consideration an Aug. 2020 share break up.

Musk can also be no stranger to the crypto trade, though he has not come ahead as a serious proponent of the asset class. “Bitcoin is sort of as bs as fiat cash,” the Tesla CEO mentioned in a December 2020 Twitter publish.

Musk owns simply 0.25 Bitcoin (BTC), as of his most just lately publicized touch upon his holdings, famous in Might 2020. He has additionally commented on Dogecoin (DOGE) at numerous factors up to now, in a possible comedic vogue.

Michael Saylor, MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin bull, just lately supplied to assist the tech visionary in choosing up some BTC for Tesla.