As a result of this stock market boom, Elon Musk is the richest boss on the planet. His fortune now reaches 289 billion dollars, according to Bloomberg. This is more than enough to surpass the other billionaires, Jeff Bezos (Amazon, about 200 billion), Bernard Arnault (LVMH, 185 billion), Bill Gates (Microsoft), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Larry Page (Google).
It must be said that Elon Musk's stock option compensation is based solely on Tesla's stock market performance. He no longer receives any salary. The fortune of the SpaceX founder, who owns about 20% of Tesla's capital, increased by 36 billion dollars during the day of Monday alone..
There's more. If Tesla is worth more than $650 billion in six months and the company reaches the milestone of $14 billion in operating revenue and $175 billion in sales, Elon Musk will be entitled to more than 20 million Tesla shares. That's over 200 billion! Who can beat that?