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Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos are now worth almost half a trillion dollars

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 28th October, 2021 04:18:32 PM
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Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos are now worth almost half a trillion dollars

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The combined net worth of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos approached $500 billion on Wednesday, fueled by the unrelenting rally in Tesla Inc. shares and a broad surge in tech stocks that sent the Nasdaq 100 to an intraday record, reports Bloomberg.

The value of the two fortunes -- a sum bigger than the market value of Johnson & Johnson and about equal to that of America's biggest bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co. -- is yet another watershed moment in what's shaping up to be a historic week for billionaires.

A groundbreaking proposal from Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden to tax billionaires on unrealized gains was released in detailed form Wednesday morning only to be dropped in negotiations hours later. Wyden insists the billionaires' tax plan isn't dead, but talks have instead moved on to a possible 3% surcharge -- on top of the highest income tax rate -- for those earning more than $10 million.