Elon Musk Takes Title of World’s Wealthiest Person

Tech billionaire surpasses Bezos.

The Tesla CEO saw his net worth surge to $185B this month thanks to a boost from the stock market. Musk gained the distinction after stock in his electric car company jumped 8% in one day. Since he first took that spot on Jan. 8, he has gone back and forth with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who had held the spot since 2017, as stocks fluctuated. After a few shifts, Musk remains the richest person in the world, while Bezos is second.