ELON Musk overtook Amazon's Jeff Bezos as the world's richest person on Thursday.
The Tesla boss's net worth briefly measured over $185billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaire's Index.
The spike in Musk's net worth comes as Tesla shares went up to five percent on Thursday.
However, Amazon's shares went up two percent – putting Bezos back in the lead.
Just minutes after Tesla Owner's of Silicon Valley tweeted the news of Musk's monumental rise in net worth, the SpaceX CEO responded with acomment.
He tweeted: "How Strange" – followed by: "Well, back to work…"
Bezos, the CEO and founder of Amazon, has been the richest person since 2017.
His current net worth is $184 billion.
According to the Bloomberg's Billionaire Index, Bill Gates is third on the rich list with a net worth of $132billion.
Fourth on the list is the chief executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy, Bernard Arnault, with $114billion.
Arnault is followed by Facebook's Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, who is measured to have a net worth of $99.9billion.
Last month, Musk's net worth jumped nearly $9billion to $167.3billion, boosting his status as the second wealthiest person on earth.
His fortune hit a new high as Tesla, of which he is CEO, prepared to debut in the S&P 500, a major stock market index.
The entrepreneur grew his fortune by $139.7billion in 2020 – and only Amazon founder Jeff Bezos had a higher net worth.
Musk’s continued ascent comes after he surpassed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates as the world’s second richest person on November 23, 2020.
At the time, Musk’s net worth hiked up from $7.2billion to $127.9billion.
That leap was also owed to a surge in Tesla’s share price.
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