Zuckerberg’s wealth exceeds Elon Musk’s for the primary time since 2020 | World Information

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By Vernal Galpotthawela

Mark Zuckerberg handed Elon Musk on Friday to turn into the third-richest particular person on the planet, the primary time since 2020 the arch-rival billionaires have held these positions.

Musk, who ranked first on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index as lately as early March, fell to fourth after Reuters reported Tesla Inc. had canceled plans for a less-expensive automobile, sending shares decrease. (Musk denied the report.) That adopted information earlier within the week that Tesla’s automobile deliveries fell within the three months by March, their first year-over-year decline for the reason that early days of the Covid pandemic.

Musk’s wealth has shrunk by $48.4 billion this 12 months, whereas Zuckerberg has added $58.9 billion to his fortune as Meta Platforms Inc. climbs to recent highs, together with a brand new document on Friday. 


IT’s the primary time Zuckerberg has damaged into the highest three on Bloomberg’s rating of the richest folks since Nov. 16, 2020, when he was price $105.6 billion and Musk’s fortune was $102.1 billion. Musk now has a web price of $180.6 billion; Zuckerberg’s is $186.9 billion.

The reversal of the wealth hole between Musk and Zuckerberg, which was as huge as $215 billion in November 2021, illustrates how once-hot electrical automobile shares have been usurped by huge tech, and notably something involving synthetic intelligence. 

Tesla shares have fallen 34 per cent this 12 months, making IT the worst performer within the S&P 500 Index. IT’s been battered by a world slowdown in EV demand, rising competitors in China and manufacturing issues in Germany. Meta, in the meantime, has surged 49% because of sturdy quarterly earnings and pleasure in regards to the firm’s AI initiatives. IT’s the fifth-best performer on the S&P 500.

The 2 billionaires’ rivalry extends past their wealth: Musk and Zuckerberg have been engaged in an ongoing public spat that intensified when Meta launched Threads, a social-media platform that competes with Musk’s X. The 2 even traded barbs final 12 months a few doable cage struggle. Musk, 52, lately revived the concept on X, saying he would struggle Zuckerberg, 39, “anyplace, anytime.”

Musk’s web price may take an additional hit after his $55 billion Tesla pay bundle was struck down by a Delaware choose. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index continues to make use of the choices from that pay bundle, that are one in all Musk’s largest belongings, in its calculations of his wealth.

Bernard Arnault, the chairman of luxurious big LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, and Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos maintain the primary two spots on Bloomberg’s wealth rating with fortunes of $223.4 billion and $207.3 billion, respectively.

First Revealed: Apr 06 2024 | 6:43 AM IST

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