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Elon Musk's net worth has surpassed $230 billion making him the richest man on the planet after shares at Space X soar by 33 percent and sell for more than $100 billion, after only joining the Forbes top ten billionaire list in the middle of last year.
The Tesla CEO has now outstripped the former richest person, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and is currently wealthier than Bill Gates and Warren Buffett combined. Bezos, who slips into second place, appeared to not have a care in the world as he strolled around NYC with his partner Lauren Sanchez in photos obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com. The couple were spotted after enjoying a dinner with Lauren's ex Tony Sanchez at Bilbouquet in New York.
The two have been together for about two and a half years after Bezos split with his ex-wife Mackenzie Scott in 2019.
Bezos was all smiles after the successful launch of his Blue Origin project, which included Star Trek star William Shatner as the oldest-ever person to enter space last week.
Meanwhile, the Tesla founder recently saw his and his SpaceX company's wealth swell after a share sale at SpaceX on October 8 worth $100 billion in a secondary offering.
The company had an agreement with both new and existing investors to sell up to $755 million in SpaceX stock from insiders at $560 per share, multiple people close with the deal told CNBC.
The 33 percent increase in its new share price brings the company’s valuation to $100.3 billion after initially offering the deal to investors in February, when SpaceX's valuation stood at $74 billion at 419.19 a share.
The first round of offerings raised nearly $1.2 billion, the outlet reports.
Jeff Bezos, pictured right, and Lauren Sanchez, pictured left, step out in New York City. The loved up couple held hands and made their way to an awaiting car
The couple were spotted after enjoying a dinner with Lauren's ex Tony Sanchez at Bilbouquet in New York
Bezos was carefree and chatty with photographers as he and his partner Laura Sanchez enjoyed a day out in New York City on Sunday
Bezos, pictured, currently has a net worth of $197 billion
Elon Musk, pictured, saw his wealth swell after a share sale at SpaceX earlier this month
Musk was not modest about besting his rival, even going so far as to tweet a 'second place' medal under Bezos' own tweet after the Blue Origin and Amazon founder
Pictured: a share chart for Musk's Tesla, showing a steady increase in stock shares since September
The company's new increased valuation places it in the rare company of a private 'centicorn' or 'hectocorn,' which are companies with a valuation of $1 billion unicorns 100 times over.
1 Elon Musk - $230 billion
2. Jeff Bezos -$197 billion
3. Bernard Arnault and family - $185 billion
4. Bill Gates - $132 billion
5. Mark Zuckerberg - $116 billion
6. Larry Ellison - $125 billion
7. Larry Page - $120.9 billion
8. Sergey Brin - $116.2 billion
9. Warren Buffett - $103.1 billion
10. Mukesh Ambani - $102.2 billion
According to Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List as of October 17, 2021