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The race for the world’s richest man’s title just got more exciting, as Elon Musk surpassed Jeff Bezos just a few days after the Amazon founder reclaimed the spot.
The Tesla Inc. chief executive officer’s wealth rose to $199.9 billion after SpaceX, the rocket company he founded completed another funding round, making him top the spot for the second time this year.
He surpassed Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos , who briefly reclaimed the title as the world’s richest person this week after Tesla shares fell and dragged down Musk’s net worth. Bezos is worth $194.2 billion.
SpaceX raised another $850 million this month from a group of investors led by Sequoia Capital, taking the company’s value to $74 billion, 60% more than it was in August, and helped boost Musk’s net worth by about $11 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires index.