Elon Musk Overtakes Bill Gates As Second Richest – How?

Elon Musk is hugely popular among a particular segment of social media – he is an inventor, the maker of controversial statements, successful businessman and of course, tremendously rich. Others seem to hate the man – probably for those very reasons. In any case, everything that Elon Musk does or doesn’t do makes news. Now that he has overtaken the mighty Bill Gates as the second richest man in the world, his newsworthiness has increased.

Really, really rich

While most the rest of the world was growing poorer during the pandemic, the opposite was happening to Elon Musk.

Overtaking Bill Gates

Microsoft’s Bill Gates was the second richest man in the world. Not any more.

What? Why?

Elon Musk has now replaced Bill Gates as the second wealthiest man in the world.

Not just rich

Gates is admired not just for this talent, business knowhow and immense wealth, but also for his philanthropy and humanitarian work.

He won’t mind

Considering the fact that Gates routinely gives away large portions of his wealth for humanitarian work, he probably will not mind.

In the elite club

Musk has now joined the very elite club of the super-wealthy.


Many of us wonder, what exactly does Musk do to have amassed all this wealth?


Microsoft is a brand we all know; Gates is responsible for creating products we all use. How did Musk do it, though?


The owner of Tesla and much else besides, Musk added over $100 billion to his wealth, chiefly because of the increase in the value of his company shares.

Not just Tesla

There are many more reasons for his immense wealth.

Habituated to success

Musk has had some rather unusual ideas over time. However, his business acumen is undeniable.

Business acumen

Musk evidently has what it takes to create wealth – at least for himself.

Most people

Most people on earth can only imagine this kind of wealth and envy Musk from afar.

Meanwhile Jeff Bezos

He is said to be the richest man in the world currently.

And now this?

Perhaps he is scared of being toppled from his perch at the top of the pile, think some of the tweeple. 

Some worry about trivial things

…Like this – because aukat.


Other billionaires may be wondering if and when something like this could happen to them.

Desi billionaires

Perhaps our own Mukesh Ambani is wondering when he will be able to equal Elon Musk as the second richest in the world – or maybe even surpass him?

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