After Tesla's value sored this week, it's founder and CEO, Elon Musk, is now poised to surpass Bill Gates as the "second richest man in the world." But are we really surprised?

                                  Not at all.

                                  Here's what we know so far...

                                  It's been a very good week for Elon Musk.

                                  In an over-night surge earlier this week, Tesla's value soared to an eye-watering amount, ultimately positioning Musk in a very handsome financial position.

                                  Now, we know that Musk is already a very wealthy man.

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                                  Being the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineering Designer of not only Tesla but SpaceX too, he has an awful lot going for him.

                                  Tesla is known for its state of the art engineering...

                                  And the company has unveiled some very impressive vehicles during Musk's time as CEO.

                                  Though it is worth noting that Tesla had a little bit of an accident last year.

                                  Who doesn't remember the infamous Cybertruck disaster?!

                                  When unveiling the Cybertruck, Musk claimed that the automobile was unbreakable.

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                                  So confident in the shatterproof design, he asked Tesla design chief Franz von Holshausen to throw a ball at the Cybertrucks window.

                                  Maybe he threw it "a little hard"...

                                  The ball completely shattered the Cybertrucks supposedly shatterproof glass, ultimately making Musk look like a bit of an idiot.

                                  "It worked in rehearsals..."

                                  After the fail during the presentation, Musk tweeted a video made earlier, when they had successfully practiced the stunt.

                                  Inevitably, the incident led to people mocking Tesla...

                                  And Musk's presentation seemed to have seriously damaged Tesla's reputation.

                                  People were mocking Elon directly.

                                  As the founder and CEO of Tesla, Musk was getting a lot of criticism for the bizarre car design.

                                  Not that Musk seemed to care, however.

                                  Frankly, this guy is so rich he can do whatever he very well wants to!

                                  Well, Musk certainly wasn't finished with the Cybertruck...

                                  Shortly afterward, Tesla unveiled its Tesla Roadster sports car for the first time at the European Grand Basel motor show.

                                  The design had been highly-anticipated...

                                  The Roadster, an all-electric 4-seater machine that Tesla claims has a top speed exceeding 250mph, was revealed last year and the firm displayed it in public for the first time at the Swiss event... although the white model on display appeared to be a design shell.

                                  It is a very fast model...

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                                  Tesla said the launch version, first confirmed during the launch event for the new Tesla Semi lorry in California, ?will feature 10,000nm of torque (7376lb ft) from 3 motors. It can hit 60mph in 1.9 seconds, half-a-second quicker than the current fastest-accelerating Tesla, the Model S P100D.

                                  Musk is no stranger to a fast car...

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                                  He said the successor to Tesla’s first production car, which went off sale 6 years ago, can accelerate from zero to 100mph in 4.2 seconds and complete a quarter-mile sprint in 8.9 seconds.

                                  So, bearing all of that in mind...

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                                  It's safe to say that Tesla is worth a lot of money.

                                  On Monday, it's value sky-rocketed even further...

                                  Ultimately poising Musk to be the third richest man in the world.

                                  Quite the achievement, I know!

                                  Musk passed Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, in the world's richest list after Tesla was selected to join the S&P 500, a stock market index that measures the performance of 500 large companies listed on the US stock exchange.

                                  Tesla will enter the S&P 500 on December 21st after it failed to make the cut back in September.

                                  The news led Musk’s net worth to swell by more than $15billion in extended trading, lifting his fortune to $117.5billion, according to?Bloomberg.

                                  Musk now only has 2 men to compete with financially...

                                  Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.

                                  But it turns out that he doesn't need a lot to surpass Microsoft's co-founder for second place.

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                                  The statistics show that Elon Musk only needs another $8 billion to knock Gates out of 2nd place.

                                  Okay, that may seem like a ridiculous amount of money to the rest of us...

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                                  But, to these entrepreneurs, it's mere childs play.

                                  However, they're both a long way away from beating Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos...

                                  Who is currently worth a staggering $183 billion. Keep scrolling to hear how he spends his fortune...

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