The numbers are astronomical. While Elon Musk is already the richest person in the world, with a fortune estimated at 241 billion dollars, or around 207 billion euros, he could go a step further. According to Morgan Stanley analysts, relayed by The Guardian on Wednesday October 20, the whimsical businessman to become the first individual to see his fortune exceed 1,000 billion dollars thanks to his space exploration company SpaceX.
Indeed, if most of Elon Musk’s fortune currently comes from Tesla, SpaceX could make him earn much larger sums. The company, created in 2002, has “thwarted all preconceived ideas regarding the timing and development of rockets and launchers”, details an analyst from Morgan Stanley, quoted by Bloomberg. He explains: “More than one client has told us that if Elon Musk was the first to see his fortune exceed 1,000 billion dollars, it would not be thanks to Tesla. SpaceX could become the most listed company in the world. , in any industry.
Second largest private company in the world
The analyst explains that the reusable Starship rockets developed by SpaceX, which can transport people and goods to the Moon or Mars, have the potential to revolutionize the expectations of space investors. “As one customer said, talking about Starship is like talking about the Internet before Google.”
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Thus, the space exploration company could be worth 200 billion dollars, around 172 billion euros, says The Guardian. A value that could increase in the years to come, as the company exploits a range of potential products, such as space infrastructure, Earth observation or deep space exploration.
Earlier this month, SpaceX was valued at $100 billion, making it the second largest private company in the world, behind ByteDance. Already past Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in the ranking of the richest people in the world, space could allow Elon Musk to reach new records.