Elon Musk returns Jeff Bezos the scepter of the richest person in the world

Elon Musk returns Jeff Bezos the scepter of the richest person in the world

After the drop in Tesla's shares on the stock market, the founder of Amazon returns to the top step of the podium. Head to head between the two entrepreneurs

Billionaire entrepreneur and founder of SpaceX Elon Musk speaks at the 68th International Astronautical Congress 2017 in Adelaide on September 29, 2017.

Musk said his company SpaceX has begun serious work on the BFR Rocket as he plans an Interplanetary Transport System. / AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS / AFP / Getty Images) Jeff Bezos regains the title of richest person in the world: for the moment, Elon Musk's blitz at the top of the patrimonial charts ends here . Currently, the personal capital of the Amazon founder is 186 billion dollars, while the South African engineer "stops" at 183 billion, according to the Bloomberg ranking which uses data updated at the close of daily exchanges in New York. Bezos held the lead for over three years without interruption, until last month, in what now looks like a "duel" between the two with billions.

Bezos was the first person in history to overcome the 150 billion dollars in 2018 and then the 200 billion, last August, a wealth mainly held in Amazon shares, which rose 53% in the last year. In early February, the Seattle-based businessman announced he was leaving the CEO position to trusted collaborator Andy Jassy, ​​the current head of the lucrative Amazon Web Services business. The handover will take place in the third quarter of the year, but Bezos will remain the owner of the Washington Post and Blue Origin, the company dedicated to space exploration.

A sector, the latter, which also sees Elon Musk engaged, with SpaceX, a company valued at 74 billion dollars that includes a space travel program on the Moon and Mars, and to create an internet network via satellite ( Starlink). Of course, however, it is Tesla's race that has propelled Musk's rapid rise to the title of Scrooge McDuck. Shares of the Californian company have risen 296.5% in the last year and after an all-time high of $ 900 on January 25, they are now down to $ 714.5 with -8.55% only on Monday, the largest decline since. September.

A rather steep ups and downs that naturally does not exclude further developments, with Tesla coming to the fore for a 1.5 billion dollar investment in bitcoin and for the constant presence on social networks of its founder on the subject of cryptocurrencies. According to the well-known American financial market analysis agency, in third place in the ranking is Bill Gates (135 billion dollars), followed by Bernard Arnault (118 billion) and Mark Zuckerberg (98.8 billion dollars). Seven out of the top ten entrepreneurs come from the technology sector, eight from the United States, one from France and one from China (Zhong Shanshan).

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