Elon Musk may soon become the first person with a net worth of $300 billion.
The Tesla CEO and world’s richest man added more than $36 billion to his fortune on Monday after the automaker’s shares spiked 12.7% following the announcement that Hertz is ordering 100,000 vehicles to build out its electric vehicle rental fleet by the end of 2022.
The single-day growth of his fortune was largest in the history of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and equal to the net worth of the 34th richest person in the world. His $289 billion puts him almost $100 billion ahead of former No. 1 Jeff Bezos, who was worth $193 billion as of Monday, according to Bloomberg.
Musk has widened his lead over other former holders of the title of world’s richest person as well. He is now worth $184 billion more than Warren Buffett, who is currently the 10th richest person in the world, and has a more than $150 billion lead on No. 4 Bill Gates.
Musk’s net worth is now so large that it has surpassed the market cap of the world’s second-largest automaker, Toyota, which is valued at around $283 billion. Tesla first passed Toyota in value in July 2020 to take the top spot.
Musk has added a staggering $119 billion to his fortune this year thanks to the strong performance of Tesla stock as well as a recent share sale at SpaceX, which he founded, valuing the company at $100 billion. The SpaceX deal added $11 billion to Musk’s net worth, according to Bloomberg.
Tesla is currently on its longest streak of profitability in its 18-year history, with nine consecutive quarterly profits under its belt after last week’s earnings report. The automaker delivered 241,300 vehicles in the period ending Sept. 30.
On Monday, Tesla surpassed a $1 trillion market cap, joining the ranks of companies including Apple, Microsoft and Amazon. Musk celebrated the milestone on Twitter, tweeting out the message “Wild $T1mes!” to his 61.4 million followers.
Though Musk has previously vowed to “own no house” and last year said he planned to sell off nearly all of his physical possessions, the world’s richest man has still managed to spend some of his fortune.
In a 2013 Sotheby’s auction, Musk paid nearly $1 million on a rare 1976 Lotus Esprit sports car that was used in the filming of the 1977 James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me.” His stable of cars also reportedly includes a 1920 Ford Model T and a Jaguar Series 1 1967 E-type Roadster.
“Her Legacy Is Already Sealed”: Serena Williams Declared the GOAT By Chris Evert
23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams injured her leg at the Wimbledon Championships 2021 and has not made a comeback after that incident. Thus, it has been more than four months since fans last saw Serena Williams on the court.
Unfortunately, Serena Williams could not even complete a single set at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. However, fans are hopeful and believe that she will return to the court as soon as possible. The 23-time Grand Slam champ is never far from the tennis conversations, however, and here’s a look back to when Chris Evert claimed that Serena’s legacy in the sport was forever.
Chris Evert feels that Serena Williams will always be there in the sport
When Serena was playing her first-round match at the Wimbledon Championships 2021, 18-time Grand Slam winner, Chris Evert, was doing commentary of her match. After she got injured, Evert highlighted that for her, even if Serena would retire, her great legacy would still be there forever.
“To me, her legacy is already sealed,” said Evert while commentating during her match at the Wimbledon Championships 2021.
Evert hails Serena as the greatest player of all time
Back then, Evert claimed that even if Serena fails to win her next Grand Slam title and level the Grand Slam tally of Margaret Court, she would still be the greatest player of all time for her. Thus, numbers don’t really matter for Evert but she feels that Serena’s impact on the sport is what separates her from the others.
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021. Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning her quarter final match against Romania’s Simona Halep REUTERS/Loren Elliott
“If she never wins another Grand Slam, if she never matches Margaret Court, [it] doesn’t matter. She’s still the greatest,” added the former World No.1 player.
Even though Serena Williams recently turned 40, fans believe that she still has a lot of tennis left inside her. Her comeback date on the tour is uncertain right now, but fans hope that she will return to the court at the Australian Open 2022. Will she be able to win her 24th Grand Slam title before bidding goodbye to the sport?
‘Hard for him!’ Prince Harry to have found COP26 speech snub ‘genuinely hurtful’
PRINCE Harry received no recognition in the Queen’s speech as she praised William and Charles, despite him previously campaigning “very strongly” on the topic of climate change.
The Queen’s omission of Prince Harry’s name during her heartfelt speech to world leaders at COP26 would have “been hard” for the duke, a royal expert has claimed. Over the years, the Duke of Sussex has launched a number of initiatives tackling the climate crisis, and has previously described it as one of the world’s “two most pressing issues”. According to Richard Eden, the 37-year-old prince and his wife Meghan Markle would have “hated” not being present at COP26 due to the high-profile platform it offers.
In a recorded video message for world leaders, the Queen praised her son Prince Charles and her grandson Prince William for their contribution to the climate debate and their environmental activism.
Speaking of Harry’s response on the MailPlus podcast Palace Confidential, diary editor Richard Eden said: “They will have hated not being at COP26, I mean just the chance to talk to the whole world with Prince William there.
“One thing, in the Queen’s speech, which I think will have been genuinely hurtful for Harry was no reference to him.
Her Majesty urged them to “rise above the politics” to unite together against climate change, and achieve “true statesmanship”.
Speaking of her late husband Prince Philip, she said: “It is a source of great pride to me that the leading role my husband played in encouraging people to protect our fragile planet, lives on through the work of our eldest son Charles and his eldest son William. I could not be more proud of them.”
Both Charles and William have conducted a number of engagements throughout the week, which has included attending Stella McCartney’s sustainable fashion show, meeting Earthshot Prize finalists, and hosting meetings with world leaders.
The Duke of Sussex is also a passionate advocate for sustainability and the environment and has given several speeches on the matter both during his royal career and post-Megxit.
During an interview with Oprah Winfrey for the Apple TV+ series ‘The Me You Can’t See’, he said: “With kids growing up in today’s world, pretty depressing, right, depending on where you live, your home country is either on fire, it’s either underwater, houses or forests are being flattened.”
‘Didn’t Have a Single Weakness’ – Stewart Cink Details His Experience Playing Against ‘Peak’ Tiger Woods
We often remember Stewart Cink for his epic playoff against Tiger Woods at WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in 2006. But he has few other achievements as well. However, this time Stewart has made it to the Tour Championship for the first time since 2009. He finished T38 at the BMW Championship and remained 23rd in the FedExCup rankings to qualify for the Tour Championship.
Meanwhile, his performance this season in the playoffs hasn’t been up to the mark. But still, he has made it to the Tour Championship, thanks to his two victories earlier this season. First at the Safeway Open and then at the RBC Heritage.
“How do you compete against that?” Stewart Cink on competing against peak Tiger Woods
Recently, Stewart Cink gave an interview to the PGA Tour, where they asked him about competing against peak Tiger Woods, and this is what he said: “He personified what you imagined as perfect golf. He had the length, he had the accuracy, he had the control, he had the short game and the putting, and he had on top of that the mental strength, he didn’t have a single weakness.”
“I would imagine it probably felt like what NBA players feel when they play against a guy like Giannis, who is tall, he can handle the ball, he’s quick, he’s got good instincts, he can rebound, and he’s very physical. It’s probably about like that.”
“How do you compete against that?” Cink continued. “I played with Tiger at least half a dozen times on Sunday when he finished first. Just to see him at his best was a treat. It was demoralizing, and it was inspiring kind of all at once.”
And whatever Stewart Cink said is true. Tiger Woods was unmatchable with his game right from 1997 to 2010. And the level of dominance Tiger Woods had during those thirteen years is unfathomable. It seemed like whenever he steps on the course for an event, there is no one else other than Tiger who is going for the win.
Apr 16, 2021; Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA; Stewart Cink tees off on the ninth hole during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports
Stewart Cink, who was in his prime from 2000 to 2010, sadly didn’t get the recognition and opportunities as his best years overlapped with Tiger’s prime. However, there was a resurgence in Stewart Cink in this season at the RBC Heritage. He had a five-shot lead going into the final day and had the young sensation, Collin Morikawa, chasing him.
However, it turned out to be a mismatch as Cink carded a bogey-free 70 and won the event, while Morikawa fell back and finished T7 after carding 72.
Meanwhile, Stewart Cink will start the 2021 Tour Championship with a score of -1 and is nine strokes behind the leader. However, this top 30 finish has given him entry into the WGC-HSBC Champions, PGA Championship, U.S. Open, Genesis Scottish Open, The Open Championship, and Masters Tournament.