Tesla's surge to record highs catapults Elon Musk's net worth to $250 billion

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc, dances onstage at a Tesla China-made Model 3 car delivery event in Shanghai, China on January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly song/File photo/File photo
Tesla rose as high as 2% Friday to reach a record $910 per share

This move was made just days after record profits and revenues were announced by the EV manufacturer.

Tesla's Friday surge helped Elon Musk reach $250 billion in net worth.

Tesla shares hit a record-breaking high Friday after the electric vehicle manufacturer reported another quarter of record sales.

Tesla's share price rose by as much as 2 percent to $910 per share. This surpasses its January high of $900.40 and has catapulted the company's value to over $900 billion.

Tesla announced Wednesday third quarter earnings, beating analyst estimates. The company also reported record profits and sales, despite ongoing supply chain constraints caused by shortages of semiconductors.

Elon Musk's net worth increased to $250 billion Friday due to Tesla's higher stock price. At the beginning of the year, Musk held a 22.4% share in Tesla. It is worth approximately $201 billion. SpaceX is where Musk gets most of his remaining wealth. It was recently valued at $100Billion and is now the second-most valuable private company in the globe, after TikTok parent ByteDance.

Musk is believed to hold 48% of SpaceX, provided that SpaceX's recent funding rounds have not diminished his stake.

Musk's net worth could rise even more as he gets more Tesla shares linked to his complex compensation plan. This allows him options depending upon certain milestones in market valuation, profit, or revenue.

Musk's net worth has risen by more than $75 Billion in 2021, largely due to Tesla's 28% year-to-date gain.

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