There are quite a good number of billionaires across the world who are earning like hell. Still, people are curious to know about Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk as both are competing to be the richest man in the world.
We all know some of the billionaires like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffet, Bernard Arnault but among all these names Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are always in the limelight.
Before knowing the net worth of these two men who have shocked the world with their amazing work and talents, let’s know who they are, and how their journey of being the wealthiest billionaire started.
Who is Jeff Bezos?
Jeffrey Preston Bezos, popularly known as Jeff Bezos, is an American Entrepreneur, Businessman, Industrialist, Computer Engineer, Media Proprietor, and Investor. He is commonly known as the CEO and President of the E-Commerce giant company Amazon and founder of aerospace manufacturer The Blue Origin. Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person since 2017. Jeff Bezos is also pronounced as the “Richest Man in Modern History.” He Founded Amazon on July 5, 1994. Amazon is also considered among the big five companies in the U.S. information technology industry with Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple.
Later on in the year 2000, he founded the aerospace manufacturer and suborbital spaceflight services company and named Blue Origin. The company is led by Bob Smith (CEO of Blue Origin).
Before entering the industry, Bezos had achieved a lot in his life. He was born in Albuquerque; later on, he shifted to Miami. At the beginning of his career, he worked in a start-up company called Fintech telecommunications, where he built a network for international trade.
He passed his engineering from Princeton University and held a degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked in Wall Street in a lot of related fields till 1994 and then finally founded Amazon.
If you look at Jeff Bezos’ salary per year is just $81840 annually, but we all know he earns way more than that. Most of the income comes from the shares of the Company Amazon. He holds a 10.6% stake in Amazon shares.
As of January 2021, the current net worth of Jeff Bezos is 185.7 billion. According to Forbes, he will be the first billionaire whose net worth will exceed $200 billion. The current price of Amazon’s share is $3120.
When Bezos was working in the investment management
Company D.E. Shaw met this novelist Mackenzie Tuttle and started dating her soon at the end of 1992 they got married.
The couple has four children, three sons and a daughter whom they adopted from China. Recently in 2019, the ultra-rich couple got parted by a divorce.
Who is Elon Musk?
Elon Reeve Musk, popularly known as Elon Musk, is an Entrepreneur, Industrial Designer, and Engineer. Elon Musk founded many companies like SpaceX, The Boring Company, Neuralink, OpenAI,X.com (which is currently PayPal), and Zip2. He is also the CEO and product architect of Tesla Inc. The electric car company And the chairman of SolarCity. Looking at the list of companies, you might be shocked that he does all this, but it’s true; he manages all these companies very well and is looking forward to expanding his business across the world.
Musk has also announced that he will launch Tesla’s electric car in one of India’s largest markets.
Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa; he went to Canada to complete his education. He has a younger brother named Kimbal and a younger sister named Tosca, who is the CEO of the video streaming site passion fix. Musk started his journey by founding ZIp2; soon after some years, he founded X.com. In 2001 he collaborated with NASA for making spacecraft.
The current net worth of the business magnate is $183 billion, but at the beginning of the year 2021, He surpassed Jeff Bezos, becoming the world’s richest person in the world and at the top of Forbes by pushing his net worth to $197 billion but soon got down.
Musk met his first wife, Justine Wilson, in his college time when both of them were studying at Ontario’s Queen University. They got married in the year 2000 and divorced each other in 2008. They have five sons, a pair of twins and triplets who share their custody. In 2008 Musk was seen dating the actress Talulah Riley but soon in 2012, he announced that they are not together anymore. In 2013 Musk remarried Riley but again divorced her at the end of 2016. Currently, Musk is dating Canadian Musician Grimes
Q: Is Jeff Bezos a genius?
A: Of course, Jeff Bezos has a genius mind because he has made this huge empire of his own and continued to be at the top of the list for years. He knows how to use the available resources and bring the most out of them.
Q: Is Mark Zuckerberg richer than Elon Musk?
A: Marker Zuckerberg is one of the top billionaires in the, but he is not richer than Elon Musk. Earlier, Zuckerberg was ahead, but now Musk is ahead of him.
Q: Who has more money, Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos?
A: Jeff Bezos has more money as he is the richest man in the world consistently since 2017.
Q: Will Elon Musk take over Jeff Bezos?
A: Elon Musk took over Jeff Bezos in the first week of January 2021, becoming the world’s richest man. Now Jeff Bezos is back on top, but for some time, Musk was on top.
The Rivalry among the business tycoons has continued for years, and they are always trying to surpass each other by getting on the top of the list. The Bezos and Musk rivalry is one of the famous rivalries in the financial world because they are almost fighting in the same kind of industries.