Tesla CEO Elon Musk now world’s wealthiest person

New York (AFP) – Elon Musk, the outspoken and envelope-pushing founder and CEO of Tesla, overtook Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to become the world’s wealthiest person, United States (US) media reported on Thursday.

Musk is a major shareholder of the electric car company and has benefitted from Tesla’s surging share price over the last year. CNBC estimated his wealth at USD185 billion.

The distinction is the latest superlative for the South African-born Musk, who also leads the aerospace venture SpaceX.

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