South African-born tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has topped Microsoft founder Bill Gates to become the world's second richest man after a meteoric rise in his personal fortune.
Musk's net worth jumped by over seven-billion dollars to $128-billionafter shares in his car firm, Tesla, surged.
It followed the news that Tesla shares will
be added to the S&P 500, one of the main share indexes in the US.
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