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Move over Musk Jeff Bezos topples SA-born billionaire from World’s Richest Person perch



Clash of the tech titans: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has reclaimed his title as the World’s Richest Person from Elon Musk.

Jeff Bezos has clawed his way back to the top as the World’s Richest Person on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index with a staggering net worth of $200 billion (about R3.79 trillion) on Tuesday, 5 March.

The Amazon founder, who was “stripped” from this sought-after title in 2021, has gained $23 billion (about R436 billion) in 2024, while South African-born billionaire Elon Musk has lost $31 billion (about R588 billion), according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Jeff Bezos dethrones Elon Musk as World’s Richest Person

Bezos’s current net worth eclipses the $198 billion (about R3.75 trillion) of the outspoken Tesla, Space-X and Neuralink founder and CEO.

Musk, who also heads X (formerly Twitter) and SpaceX, has seen his riches fall as Tesla’s share price dropped 25% in recent months.

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