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Elon Musk briefly loses world’s richest man position

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 09, 2020 Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, speaks during the Satellite 2020 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. - NASA did not violate regulations when it decided to give SpaceX the sole contract to build a Moon lander, a watchdog said July 30, 2021, in a ruling that denied challenges by competitors Blue Origin and Dynetics. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)


Elon Musk on Wednesday briefly lost his position as the richest person in the world to Chief Executive Officer of LVMH, Bernard Arnault, whose family owns luxury brand Louis Vuitton.

According to Forbes, at 3:30 pm ET on Wednesday Arnault overtook Musk to become the world’s richest person with an estimated $184.7 billion but when US markets closed at 4pm ET Musk was back on top with $185.4 billion

On September 27, 2021, Musk overtook Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest person for the first time.

Bezos has since dropped to fourth place with $111.3 billion while Indian businessman Gautam Adani sits in third place with $134.8 billion.

Musk’s major source of wealth is Tesla whose shares peaked at $320 billion in November 2021, after car rental giant Hertz announced a large order from the electric vehicle maker.

But in 2022, Tesla shares are down by nearly 50 per cent.

Also in October 2022, the billionaire acquired social media platform Twitter, for $44 billion.


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