Tag: Elon Musk

World’s richest 500 lose $135 billion as Evergrande concerns spark market rout

By Tom Maloney & Blake Schmidt A global rout in stock markets sparked by concerns over China Evergrande Group hit the world’s biggest fortunes Monday, with the richest 500 people losing a combined $135 billion. Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk led the declines as his world-leading net worth fell $7.2 billion to $198 billion, according to […]

‘NASA rules,’ Elon Musk says as SpaceX wins $2.9 billion moon lander contract

By Raphael Satter Hyunjoo Jin, and Munsif Vengattil NASA awarded billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s space company SpaceX a $2.9 billion contract to build a spacecraft to bring astronauts to the moon as early as 2024, the agency said on Friday, picking it over Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics Inc. Bezos and Musk […]

Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to grab world’s second-richest ranking

NEW DELHI: Elon Musk’s year of dizzying ascents hit a new apex Monday as the Tesla Inc. co-founder passed Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person. The 49-year-old entrepreneur’s net worth soared $7.2 billion to $127.9 billion, driven by yet another surge in Tesla’s share price. Musk has added $100.3 billion to his net […]

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