Musk Richest Man In History As Tesla Takes Facebook’s Place In The Exclusive $1 Trillion Club

Elon Musk could be the richest man that has ever lived.

The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX recently made $36 billion in a single day following the surge in Tesla stock.

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Tesla went from trading at around $900 to breaking $1000 per share on the announcement that car rental giant Hertz ordered 100,000 electric vehicles from the company.

Forbes estimates that Elon Musk is now the richest person in history–valued at $255.2 billion.

Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index has him at $288.6 billion net worth.

The surge in price also helped Tesla reach a $1 trillion market cap. This means that Tesla is now a part of an exclusive club of giant tech companies that are valued at above $1 trillion.

This prompted Musk to take to Twitter to celebrate.

Even taking a shot a Microsoft.

Companies above one trillion include Apple at $2.249 trillion, Microsoft at $2.024 trillion, Amazon at $1.74 trillion. Google’s parent Alphabet is at $1.67 trillion.

Tesla Overtakes Facebook

Facebook recently dropped below the trillion mark. The social media company is now trading at $890 billion, amid whistleblower allegations, service outages and negative invesor reactions to the announced rebranding.

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