Forbes indicates that Elon Musk is worth $2 billion based on a 25% stock value gain in Tesla.
Solar City will IPO this year and Spacex will likely IPO in 2013
Here is some valuations of car companies.
If Tesla became as successful as Renault then it would be worth three times as much and if it was worth as much as Ford it would be 12 times as valuable. Solar City could conceivable increase three times over the next two years after the IPO.
Lockheed is worth $28 billion. Boeing is worth $60 billion. United Launch Alliance is a joint venture of those two companies.
So in the next three years Elon Musk could conceivably get to $6-15 billion in net worth.
Forbes 2012 list counts an all-time high of 1,226 billionaires worth a record $4.6 trillion.
The top ten billionaires
1 Carlos Slim $69 B 72 telecom Mexico 2 Bill Gates $61 B 56 Microsoft United States 3 Warren Buffett $44 B 81 Berkshire Hathaway United States 4 Bernard Arnault $41 B 63 LVMH France 5 Amancio Ortega $37.5 B 75 Zara Spain 6 Larry Ellison $36 B 67 Oracle United States 7 Eike Batista $30 B 55 mining, oil Brazil 8 Stefan Persson $26 B 64 H and M Sweden 9 Li Ka-shing $25.5 B 83 diversified Hong Kong 10 Karl Albrecht $25.4 B 92 Aldi Germany
Top ten in Technology
2 Bill Gates $61 B 56 Microsoft United States 6 Larry Ellison $36 B 67 Oracle United States 24 Sergey Brin $18.7 B 38 Google United States 24 Larry Page $18.7 B 39 Google United States 26 Jeff Bezos $18.4 B 48 Amazon.com United States 35 Mark Zuckerberg $17.5 B 27 Facebook United States 41 Michael Dell $15.9 B 47 Dell United States 41 Azim Premji $15.9 B 66 software India 44 Steve Ballmer $15.7 B 56 Microsoft 48 Paul Allen $14.2 B 59 Microsoft, investments
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