Cover FUERSTENWALDE, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 03: Tesla head Elon Musk arrives to have a look at the construction site of the new Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin on September 03, 2020 near Gruenheide, Germany. Musk is currently in Germany where he met with vaccine maker CureVac on Tuesday, with which Tesla has a cooperation to build devices for producing RNA vaccines, as well as German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier yesterday. (Photo: Maja Hitij / Getty Images)

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk proceeds to reign as the world's richest person in 2022

Business analysts have warned us at the latter part of 2021 on the Tesla stock drop. But as we enter 2022, the company's CEO, Elon Musk's net worth seems to have skyrocketed beyond US$300 billion as of January 3, 2021.

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Given that Musk owns 15.6 per cent of Tesla's stock, the centibillionaire now has US$304.2 billion, according to Forbes, after acquiring US$32.6 billion to his fortune.

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And it continues to sell even after approximately 936,000 cars have been delivered as of January 2. This is a quick turnaround after the unfortunate news broke out about the company having to recall 475,000 cars manufactured from 2014 to 2021.

However, many are still anticipating the company's report of fourth-quarter earnings which might further increase his assets.

In the meantime, Musk remains at the top as the world's richest person in 2022.


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