Tesla Inc’s latest rally has blasted co-founder Elon Musk’s wealth past a new milestone: It now eclipses famed investor Warren Buffett’s fortune by a factor of three. 

Musk’s net worth rose by US$24 billion to US$335.1 billion Monday as the electric automaker’s shares jumped 8.5% in New York. That widened his lead over Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos as the world’s wealthiest person to US$143 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., ranks 10th with a net worth of US$104.1 billion. 

Up and down Tesla’s shareholder roster, fortunes are ballooning. Singapore-based retail trader Leo KoGuan emerged last week as the company’s third-biggest individual shareholder, rocketing him up the wealth ranks with a net worth valued at US$12.1 billion. Larry Ellison, who spent 44 years building software maker Oracle Corp, has only been a big investor in Tesla since 2018, but his stake is now worth US$18.1 billion, almost a quarter the value of his Oracle holding. 

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