Elon Musk is now the wealthiest person on the planet. Tesla’s 4.8% rise in share price on Thursday let Musk past Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos, who has held the top position since Oct 2017. The South Africa-born engineer’s net worth was $188.5 bn at 10:15 a.m. in New York, $1.5 bn higher than Bezos. Musk’s net worth, over the past 12 months, rose by more than $150 bn, the fastest bout of wealth creation in history, possibly.

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