Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has regained the title of “the world’s wealthiest person,” overtaking Bernard Arnault, the president of LVMH, the French luxury goods group.
According to Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s richest people, Musk’s net worth increased by 1.75% as of noon local time to $240.7 billion.
The increase in the valuation of Tesla shares by more than 2.5% had an impact on Musk regaining the title.
The wealth of Arnault, chairman of luxury goods giant LVMH, which owns Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Tiffany, fell more than 1% to $234.9 billion. Musk surpassed Arnault and took first place in the list of the richest people in the world.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the richest person in the world for a while, took third place with a fortune of $151.9 billion.
Bezos was followed by Oracle founder and former CEO Larry Ellison with $148.1 billion, Microsoft founder Bill Gates with $120.6 billion and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet with $117.3 billion.
Musk, who bought Twitter for $44 billion last year, changed the company’s logo from “blue bird” to the letter “X” on Sunday and directed the X.com domain name to the site.