The white South African (anti-apartheid like his father), American for 20 years, lives at 100 km/h. Elon Musk became a billionaire 10 years ago and, thanks to his investments (Tesla, SpaceX, TBC, OpenAI, Neuralink, SolarCity, Twitter, etc.), could become the first trillionaire in history.
Under the spotlight and under a rain of criticism since he wanted to take over Twitter, the founding CEO of the space company SpaceX and CEO of the electric car manufacturer Tesla (1) continues to make headlines, which he also feeds with his unbridled tweets and his uninhibited speeches. Elon Musk (Photo), who turned 51 on June 28, 2022, fascinates and annoys at the same time. Considered both an outstanding visionary and an inveterate provocateur, the multi-billionaire troublemaker continues to invest big and at all costs, taking personal and professional risks, which he succeeds in doing. If he does own a quarter of Tesla (shares and combined call options), he has mortgaged half of his shares to obtain financial loans, in particular for his project to buy Twitter for $44 billion. Born in 1971 in Pretoria to a South African father and a Canadian mother, the triple nationalized – South African, Canadian (where he emigrated at 17) and, for 20 years, American – seems to have settled this year permanently on the throne of the richest person in the world, the first place he had taken briefly from Amazon boss Jeff Bezos in 2021.
“The man who was worth 1,000 billion”, from 2025?
The Croesus of this beginning of the 21st century holds a professional fortune of 225.8 billion dollars (as of 23-06-22), according to Forbes. Although the decline in the stock markets and the economic-inflationary crisis caused him to lose more than 55 billion dollars in two months, the acquisition for 44 billion dollars of the 90.8% of the shares of Twitter which he does not own again should consolidate him – if his takeover bid succeeds – in his position as the world’s leading billionaire. No offense to Jeff Bezos, Bernard Arnault, Bill Gates or even Warren Buffett. Elon Musk could even break away from the front runners to become the first trillionaire in the history of capitalism in the course of the decade. On his way – his fortune having jumped by nearly 1,000% (817.8% precisely on 06-23-22) between 2020 and 2022, the iconoclastic libertarian fulfills all the conditions to become the very first to be “the man who was worth 1,000 billion”. Elon Musk is the only one of the eight hundred billionaires (2) to be currently beyond 200 billion. And according to
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