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….