C’mon, man! You gotta admit the world is topsy-turvey! Over 70-million Americans have filed for unemployment since the pandemic started. We’re stuck indoors, worried about our health, the security of our jobs and concerned over an uncertain future. Having a couple of days off during the holiday season that just passed was considered a luxury.
Meanwhile, some people are making billions and billions of dollars. Elon Musk, an immigrant to the U.S. from South Africa, “just became the richest person in the world, with a net worth of more than $185 billion.”
The red-hot stock market helped push Musk, the CEO of Tesla, past Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. Musk started 2020 with a measly net worth of only $27 billion. The incredible growth to over $185 billion is one of the quickest rises to the top of the really-rich list in modern history.
A combination of his stock holdings, which grew ninefold over the past year, coupled with ridiculously lush compensation packages made him fabulously wealthy. To celebrate his triumph, Musk gave wedgies to Warren Buffet and Bill Gates.