Elon Musk recently took back the title of the world’s richest man. And if that was not enough, he just became richer, record-breakingly so.
Musk’s net worth jumped to $288.6 billion Monday, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The $36.2 billion (₹2.71 lakh crore) gain followed a surge in Tesla Inc.’s stock price after Hertz Global Holdings Inc. ordered 100,000 cars.
It’s the biggest one-day gain in the history of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, surpassing Chinese tycoon Zhong Shanshan’s $32 billion surge last year when his bottled-water company, Nongfu Spring Co., went public.
This is only one of the many milestones Musk has celebrated of late. Tesla Inc. joined an elite group of companies with market values of at least $1 trillion on Monday, which was another key milestone for the Musk-led carmaker whose shares have been on a tear amid a global shift to electric vehicles.
However, when one thinks of Musk, the first things that come to mind are the eccentric personality and the resultant Tweets. Here are some of Musk’s most no-filter moments on the internet;
We all remember the time Musk showed Jeff Bezos his place;
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 11, 2021
He has not held himself back from going after Bezos. A character like Musk requires a nemesis;
Filing legal actions against SpaceX is *actually* his full-time job pic.twitter.com/XifRICQ62k
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 1, 2021
When you are a billionaire like Musk, rumours abound. He has to take to his Twitter to refute them.
The rumor that I’m building a spaceship to get back to my home planet Mars is totally untrue
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 12, 2015
The rumor that Bill Gates & I are lovers is completely untrue
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 30, 2020
Sometimes, however, the rumours are true;
Don’t want to blow your mind, but I’m pretty weird. It’s time the world knew.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2018
He is always speaking his mind, even if many can’t stomach the intellect;
His name is Gary & he’s a snail
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 18, 2018
He is handing away his own secrets;
It’s much easier to do the CGI that way
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 17, 2017
Tesla stock price is too high imo
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 1, 2020
And some secrets of the world;
Some secrets are too dangerous to be free pic.twitter.com/g547UdmiJ7
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 24, 2019
Despite setting himself apart as one of the smartest men in the world, he does not shy away from asking what is on his mind;
Hi Elon, thanks for the question. Unlike the Earth, Mars has been observed to be round.
We hope you have a fantastic day!
— Flat Earth Society (@FlatEarthOrg) November 28, 2017
He is just like the rest of us;
If life is a video game, the graphics are great, but the plot is confusing & the tutorial is way too long
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 12, 2019
But one thing he has made apparent;
I love Twitter
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 21, 2017