Tesla CEO Elon Musk now world's wealthiest person: US media

New York (AFP) – Elon Musk, the outspoken and envelope-pushing founder and CEO of Tesla, overtook Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to become the world’s wealthiest person, US media reported Thursday. Musk is a major shareholder of the electric car company and has benefited from Tesla’s surging share price over the last year. CNBC estimated his wealth at $185 billion. The distinction is the latest superlative for the South African-born Musk, who also leads the aerospace venture SpaceX.  Tesla is widely seen as a pacesetter for the car industry as conventional automakers try to catch up in electric autos….

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