Elon Musk is now the richest person on the planet with £139bn
Elon Musk has just become the richest person in the world, with a net worth of more than $185billion (£136billion). The Tesla and SpaceX boss shot past Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on the world’s rich list after shares in his companies rose. In the past year South African born Musk’s wealth has risen by $160billion (£118billion) as demand for Tesla’s electric cars has soared. Bezos had been the richest person on the planet since 2017 and is currently worth around $184billion (£136billion).