Elon Musk wants to prove that $6 billion can solve world hunger

Last week, Tesla joined a handful of companies that value it More than 1 trillion dollars.

The $6 billion would be a small part of Musk’s current net worth of $311 billion — and less than the $9.3 billion his fortune increased on October 29 alone, according to the Bloomberg Wealth Index.

Tesla makes up the vast majority of Musk’s net worth. He rarely sells shares in the electric car maker, whose shares hit a record $1,114 on Friday. shares It opened 3.2 percent higher on Monday morning as well.

Musk’s fortune has also skyrocketed thanks to his stake in SpaceX, a private space exploration company that was worth nearly $100 billion last month.

Musk, who often speaks out on social media, has criticized attempts to tax American billionaires.

He said on Twitter that a tax on the billionaire’s wealth would have “little impact” on paying off the national debt, arguing that the focus should be on government spending. Musk also said the billionaire tax would be just the beginning of taxing only the wealthy.

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