Original title: Tesla’s stock price soars, Musk’s net worth over 300 billion US dollars
[TechWeb]News on January 4, according to foreign media reports, thanks to the skyrocketing of Tesla’s stock price, according to Forbes estimates, Musk’s wealth reached 304.2 billion U.S. dollars, once again surpassing his first short break in November last year. The 300 billion U.S. dollar mark.
Musk’s rise in value once again benefited from the surge in Tesla’s share price. On Sunday, Tesla announced that it had delivered more than 936,000 cars in 2021, which exceeded analyst expectations. Investors responded quickly to the opening of the market on Monday. Instead, they were dissatisfied with the news of the company’s recall of 475,000 cars on December 30. As of the close, Tesla shares have risen more than 13%. After falling below the $1 trillion mark last month, the company’s market value once again exceeded $1 trillion.
And Musk’s worth has been rising. In 2020 and 2021, his wealth increased by 200 billion US dollars. Last year alone, his net worth increased by 116 billion US dollars, creating the largest single-year growth among Forbes billionaires. record of. In addition, Tesla will announce its Q4 financial report this month. If the company reaches certain operating and valuation goals, Musk will receive millions of lucrative stock options, which will add billions of dollars to his wealth.
However, the high value is also accompanied by huge taxes. It is reported that Musk will pay about 11 billion U.S. dollars in taxes in 2021 and may become the “first person to pay taxes” in the history of the United States. At the same time, he sold 15.7 million Tesla shares last year, valued at more than $16 billion.