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Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos as world's richest man

Elon Musk became the richest person in the world on Thursday, surpassing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos with a net worth of more than $185 billion as shares of his company Tesla, Inc. continue to climb.

Replying to a tweet of the news he is now the world's richest man, Musk tweeted "How strange."

Shares of Tesla were up 4.51% to $790.795 at 10:30 am ET. The electric vehicle maker is up over 740% for the past year with a market cap of $750 billion.

Breaking the News / JC