Elon Musk is now placed above Amazon's Jeff Bezos as the richest person in the world.

Iran PressSci & Tech: Elon Musk's net worth has surpassed $230 billion making him the richest man on the planet after shares at Space X soar by 33 percent and sell for more than $100 billion, after only joining the Forbes top ten billionaire list in the middle of last year.

The Tesla CEO has now outstripped the former richest person, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and is currently wealthier than Bill Gates and Warren Buffett combined, Daily Mail reported.

Bezos, who slips into second place, appeared to not have a care in the world as he was all smiles after the successful launch of his Blue Origin project, which included Star Trek star William Shatner as the oldest-ever person to enter space last week. 

Meanwhile, the Tesla founder recently saw his and his SpaceX company's wealth swell after a share sale at SpaceX on October 8 worth $100 billion in a secondary offering. 


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