(LibertySociety.com) – Forbes announced earlier this week that Elon Musk is now the wealthiest person in the world, with an estimated net worth in March of about $219 billion. His most recent acquisition of 9.2% of Twitter’s stock might give him the power boost he needs to stay on top of the power food chain. On the other hand, Jeff Bezos fell to number two on the world’s wealthiest list as Amazon stock took a dip, reducing his overall net worth by about $6 billion.
Musk accumulated most of his riches from SpaceX and Tesla, an electric car manufacturer. Axios reported the tech mogul is using the money he earned to increase his power and influence in the world. In fact, the engineer already announced there might be some upcoming improvements to Twitter with him and his friend Jack Dorsey on the Board of Directors. There’s speculation the two might even take the social media platform private.
Elon Musk, richest man in the world with one of the largest online followings among business leaders, rails against Big Tech — even as he inches closer to changing the course of influential public dialogue.https://t.co/hUOLI2Z4zg #AxiosCloser #1bigthing
— Hope King (@hopeking) April 4, 2022
As of now, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg arguably holds the most power in the business world because of the platform’s success and popularity. Still, with Musk on the Twitter board and having a controlling share, Zuckerberg may not hold sway over social media for long.
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