Elon Musk’s year of dizzying ascents hit a new apex Monday as the Tesla Inc.

co-founder passed Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person.

The 49-year-old entrepreneur’s net worth soared $7.2 billion to $127.9 billion, driven by yet another surge in Tesla’s share price. Musk has added $100.3 billion to his net worth this year -- the most of anyone on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 richest people. In January he ranked 35th.

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Elon Musk Becomes The Second Richest Man On The Planet Passing Bill Gates

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