Elon Musks wealth rockets by $15 billion on Teslas S&P 500 entrance. Hes about to become the worlds t.. – Business Insider

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  • Elon Musk’s wealth leapt by $15 billion after Tesla nabbed a spot in the S&P 500 index on Monday.
  • The Tesla founder and CEO is set to become the world’s third-richest person as he overtakes Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
  • Tesla’s inclusion in the exclusive index left Musk with a net worth of about $117 billion on Monday evening, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
  • His company will be placed alongside other valuable firms like Apple, Amazon, and Berkshire Hathaway
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Elon Musk’s personal wealth grew by $15 billion after Tesla got a spot in the S&P 500 index on Monday. He is on track to become the world’s third-richest individual, overtaking Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

After Tesla’s inclusion in the index was announced, the automaker’s shares soared 14% in after-hours trading and closed at $408.09 per share.

Musk’s net worth swelled to $117.5 billion as of Monday evening, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. His overall $90 billion gain this year has been the highest among the entire list of 500 billionaires.

The latest expansion in his wealth means that he would overtake Zuckerberg, who currently has a net worth of $106 billion.

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Tesla, with a market capitalization of $400 billion, met requirements to be included in the index and will join as one of the 10 most valuable companies on December 21.

Among the requirements to join the S&P 500, companies must be US-based, have a market cap of at least $8.2 billion, be highly liquid, have at least 50% of their shares available to the public, and post four successive profitable quarters.

Musk’s company will be placed alongside other valuable firms like Apple, Amazon, and Berkshire Hathaway

S&P Global did not say which firm Tesla would replace, saying that it would make mention of in a separate release.

Separately, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO said this weekend that he “most likely” has a moderate case of COVID-19, but questioned the reliability over mixed test results he had. 

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