Elon Musk passes Mark Zuckerberg, is now third richest person in the world

The Tesla and SpaceX founder is rocketing up the billionaire

Curated via Twitter from CNET News’s twitter account….

After a rise from Tesla’s stock split on Monday, Elon Musk claimed the third spot on Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index with a net worth of $115 billion as of market close on Aug. 31.

Tesla stock is up nearly 480% year-to-date and now holds a market cap of over $450 billion. The stock jumped 12. 5% following the 5-1 stock split that brought the share price down from around $2,200 last week.

The Tesla and SpaceX founder now has a $4 billion lead on Zuckerberg’s $111 billion net worth and trails Bill Gates for second place by $10 billion.

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