It’s been an eventful few days for Elon Musk.

The billionaire tested positive for Covid-19, his rocket company launched four astronauts into space and on Monday his electric carmaker Tesla Inc. was named for inclusion in the S&P 500.

The last bit of news added the equivalent of rocket fuel to his fortune. Musk, 49, is poised to become the world’s third-richest person, leapfrogging Mark Zuckerberg, after his net worth swelled by more than US$15 billion ($20.19 billion) in extended trading.

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