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For The First Time In History, Two People Control A Half Trillion Dollars In Personal Wealth

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are the only two people in history who jointly own a half trillion dollars in personal wealth.

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A $31 billion net worth today would hardly put you among the world’s top 50 richest people.

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$151 billion

at the time of writing. at this precise moment. The two wealthiest persons in the world now have a combined net worth of half a TRILLION dollars for the first time in human history.

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Jeff Bezos has a $198 billion net wealth.

When you combine them, you conveniently get at…

$500 billion

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk
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The New Carnegie & Rockefeller

Only Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller can be compared to Elon and Jeff as businessmen. Between 1835 and 1919, Andrew Carnegie was alive. Rockefeller was alive between 1839 and 1937.

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Carnegie became the richest man in the world after selling his steel company to J.P. Morgan (the real man, not the bank) for $480 million in cash, around 30 years before Rockefeller’s wealth reached its pinnacle. Up until his death, Carnegie donated the majority of his fortune over the following 20 years. Most historical accounts estimate that Carnegie’s peak wealth was equivalent to about $310 billion in today’s money.

So, as you can see, Carnegie & Rockefeller are not actually a good comparison to Musk & Bezos because the timeline doesn’t work out. Carnegie had been gone for roughly ten years when Rockefeller’s wealth reached its zenith.

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