The rally in tech shares has taken the number of people with fortunes of more than $100-billion to eight.
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Forbes’ annual world’s billionaires list includes a record-breaking 2 755 billionaires, with Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos topping it for the fourth consecutive year.
Elon Musk’s reign as the the world’s richest person was brief. Tesla shares slid 2.4% on Tuesday, erasing $4.6-billion from its CEO’s fortune and knocking him from the top spot in a billionaires’ ranking.
Freed from his daily obligations at Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos is expected to turn up the heat on his space venture, Blue Origin, as it faces a pivotal year and fierce competition from Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
Elon Musk, the outspoken South African-born entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX, is now the richest person on the planet.
Amazon.com said on Thursday that it is adding 26 new “utility-scale” wind and solar projects around the world, including facilities in South Africa, bringing the total number of such projects to 127.
SpaceX’s Starship prototype exploded while attempting to land on Wednesday after an otherwise successful test launch from the company’s rocket facility in Boca Chica, Texas, live video of the flight showed.
Jeff Bezos’s space company, Blue Origin, will take the first woman to the moon’s surface, he said, as Nasa nears a decision to pick its first privately built lunar landers capable of sending astronauts to the moon by 2024.
Elon Musk’s year of dizzying ascents hit a new apex Monday as the Tesla co-founder passed Bill Gates to become the world’s second richest person.
Jeff Bezos has agreed to back Africa-focused financial technology company Chipper Cash, making it his first start-up investment on the continent.