Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has officially become the second-richest man in the world, surpassing Microsoft founder and avid vaccine enthusiast Bill Gates.
Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index indicated on Monday that Musk’s new net worth is $128 billion dollars, pushing Gates into third place.
This is an enormous spring for the Tesla CEO’s net worth, which was just around $30 billion in January when he was in 35th place on Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index.
As of now, Musk sits only behind Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos, who currently has a colossal net worth of $182 billion.
This comes as Tesla’s market cap surpassed $500 billion on Tuesday, which Musk predicted would happen last year amid news that they were developing a self-driving car.
After four straight quarters of profiting, share purchases skyrocketed amid news that Tesla is set to join the S&P 500 index on December 21st.
Tesla shares increased by as much as 3.9 percent to a record high of $542.35 in early trading on Tuesday morning which briefly valued the company at $514 billion, the Daily Mail reported.
While it’s irking that the rich are only getting richer during a time where small businesses are forced to shut down – and sometimes close for good – there’s something about this news that should elate conservatives.
For one, there’s the fact that Bill Gates is a known globalist, whereas Musk is a patriotic American nationalist.
Then, while the Gates Foundation owns coronavirus patents and thinks America should be indefinitely shut down until a vaccine arrives, Musk sees pandemic restrictions as clear government overreach and anti-American.
However, perhaps the best Elon Musk moment was earlier this year when he tweeted, “Take the red pill,” or when he defied California lockdown orders and kept his Tesla plant open anyway before vowing to move his business to Texas to avoid Leftist tyranny.
That says it all.
Although he is not particularly conservative on every issue nor does he discuss politics all that often, Musk has said enough to indicate he is on the “right” side of things, or at least those that are pro-America.
That’s enough reason for conservatives to celebrate the fact that Musk is coming out on top of Bill Gates who seemingly has shady intentions to further a globalist worldview.