Tesla Inc's Elon Musk surpassed Amazon's Jeff Bezos to become the world's richest person on Thursday, reported Bloomberg News.
Musk had a net worth of more than $188.5 billion, $1.5 billion more than Bezos.
Tesla Inc's shares were up by 5.65% at $798.73 on Thursday.
At 10.15 am in New York, the 49-year-old's net worth was at $188.5 billion, $1.5 billion more than Bezos, who has held the world's richest person's spot since October 2017.
Musk, on the news, said "How strange"
"Well, back to work …" he added.