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Wealth Rankings Shake-Up


In a surprising twist among the world’s wealthiest individuals, the top spot on the rich list has been claimed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, surpassing Tesla’s Elon Musk for the first time in 2021.

New Leader Emerges

As of now, Bezos holds a staggering net worth of $200 billion, edging out Musk’s $198 billion and Bernard Arnault, the mastermind behind French luxury giant LVMH, who boasts a personal fortune of $197 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Tesla’s Stock Plunge

The recent shift in rankings was precipitated by Tesla’s stock plummet on Monday, with shares tumbling over 7% and causing Musk’s wealth to decrease by a notable $17.6 billion. Bezos also experienced a dip of $500 million in his net worth, while Arnault saw a loss of $1.8 billion.

Fluctuating Fortunes

Bezos and Arnault have seen significant gains of approximately $20 billion each in 2024 so far. In contrast, Musk has faced a decline of $31 billion in his paper fortune mainly due to Tesla’s lackluster performance, with the stock recording a 24% drop this year.

Road to Redemption

Despite the setback, Musk still has a chance to reclaim his top position if Tesla’s stock manages to turn the tide and regain its momentum.

In the dynamic world of wealth rankings, fortunes can change in the blink of an eye – a reality exemplified by the recent upheaval at the pinnacle of affluence.


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