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World’s Richest People Smashed Wealth Records This Week

  • Elon Musk’s fortune tops $100 billion as Tesla rally continues
  • Surging markets make Bezos world’s first $200 billion man
Jeff Bezos
Jeff BezosPhotographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

It’s been one of the most lucrative weeks in history for some of the world’s wealthiest people.

The net worth of Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos topped the once-unfathomable amount of $200 billion. Entrepreneur, inventor, provocateur Elon Musk added the title of centibillionaire when his fortune soared past $100 billion fueled by Tesla Inc.’s ceaseless rally. And by Friday, the world’s 500 wealthiest people were $209 billion richer than a week ago.