South African native Elon Musk, who is the Co-founder & CEO of Tesla, is much more ahead of Jeff Bezos founder of Amazon according to Forbes's 2021 list of richest people in the world.
The South African native became a millionaire many times over upon selling his shares in Zip2 in 1999 and PayPal in 2002 and made electric cars cool after taking over as CEO of Tesla Motors in 2008. With a networth of $197 billion, Tesla Co-founder and CEO Elon Musk is the richest person on the planet, much ahead of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who came in second with a wealth of $189 billion. Born in South Africa on June 28, 1971, it is not until 2002 that he became U.S citizen. Elon Musk reportly has tree citizenships.