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Elon Musk Made $1.1 Billion Yesterday

Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors
Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla MotorsPhotograph by Jerry Lampen/AFP via Getty Images

Elon Musk made $1.1 billion on paper yesterday, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires index, as shares of Tesla Motors gained nearly 14 percent. The haul brings his net worth to $11.7 billion, up 47.8 percent since the start of the year.

This chart shows the vertiginous climb in Musk’s net worth since spring—and especially since the end of 2013: