Why it matters: Elan Musk reclaimed the title of the world's richest man from Jeff Bezos last week, when Tesla shares raised her net worth to about $242 billion — nearly $50 billion more than the Amazon founder. But that pales in comparison to what Musk might eventually become: the world's number one billionaire.
While Musk's 3% EV increase topped the list of the richest people, Morgan Stanley analysts believe it could be his space exploration company SpaceX, which is adding an additional product. Slowly a figure for his immense wealth. Analyst Adam Jones told the Guardian that SpaceX "has any preconceived notions about what's feasible and what's feasible, in terms of rockets, vehicle launches, and infrastructure support." " p>
" More than one customer. He told us that if Ilan Mask became the first trillionaire... it wouldn't be because of Tesla. Others said SpaceX might eventually be the most valuable company in the world — in any industry. " p>
The first spaceflight for SpaceX took place last month. The four passengers orbited the Inspiration 4 rocket for three days after launching into an orbit of 575 kilometers - above the International Space Station and Hubble telescopes.
StarX, a subsidiary of SpaceX, launched its satellite internet service in Greece this week after a year of beta testing.Last month, SpaceX announced that it had shipped more than 100,000 Starlink stations to users in more than 14 country, but there are still more than 400,000 pre-orders yet to be completed.
Ilan Mask SpaceX's valuation has exceeded $100 billion since the sale of its secondary stake, making it the second largest privately held company after Chinese multinational Internet company ByteDance. Mask is now about 48% of SpaceX.
Bloomberg's list of billionaires currently ranks first with $242 billion, followed by Jeff Bezos with $197 billion. Bill Gates ranks fourth with a valuation of $133 billion, and Mark Zuckerberg is fifth with a valuation of $127 billion.
Ilan Mask could become the world's first billionaire thanks to SpaceX