OREANDA-NEWS. The founder of the company SpaceX and the CEO of the corporation Tesla, Elon Musk, has risen to the fourth line in the ranking of the richest people on the planet according to Bloomberg agency.

He overtook the CEO of the French group of companies LVMH, Bernard Arnault, whose fortune is assessed as 84.6 billion US dollars. At present, Bloomberg estimates Musk’s funds at 84.8 billion dollars, which is 15 billion less than the fortune of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who is in the third place of the ranking.

The leaders of the rating are the head of Amazon Jeff Bezos with 188 billion dollars and one of the founders of Microsoft Bill Gates with 121 billion.

According to Bloomberg, on August 17 Musk’s fortune increased by 7.8 billion dollars amid rising Tesla stock prices by 11 %. Since the beginning of 2020, the American businessman became richer by 57.2 billion dollars.