- South Africans have shared many hilarious reactions to the news that Elon Musk is now the richest person in the world
- Elon Musk was recently confirmed as the world's wealthiest person, surpassing previous record holder, Jeff Bezos
- Taking to Twitter, many locals decided to remind the world that Musk is South African and even studied in the country
No one seems to be more excited about the news that South African born, Elon Musk is now the richest person in the world than his fellow South Africans who have made their excitement abundantly clear online.
Musk was recently revealed to have surpassed the previous world record holder for the wealthiest person in the world, Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos - and South Africans have not shut about it ever since.
Taking to Twitter, many proud locals insisted on reminding both Musk and the world that Musk is from South Africa. Timelines have been flooded with posts about Musk, some people asking for small loans while others simply stating facts about Musk.
Read a few of their most interesting tweets below.
"Elon Musk must come back home to South Africa now."
"Don’t forget Elon Musk is from South Africa, and he studied at the university of Pretoria... He’s now the richest man on Earth.
"This culture of claiming people must stop. We would be driving around in Tesla's if the man felt that way about SA. Or even some Tesla plant in E.C that would create lots of jobs. We are not his people, this "he was born in South Africa" is tired now."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that after several months, Elon Musk of Tesla has finally become the richest man on the planet, displacing Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos. What made that possible was a 4.8% share price increase of Tesla Inc on Thursday, January 7, which secured Elon’s first place among the world’s 500 richest people, Bloomberg reports.
As of 10:15am, the co-owner of the electronic car company was worth $188.5 billion as he made a gain of $1.5 billion over the Amazon chief. Recall that the businessman was projected to soon become the richest person in the world as he trailed Bezos after his nett worth soared to $184.5 billion.
It was gathered that Tesla's stock price jumped 4.9% on Wednesday, January 6, making it possible for Musk to trail Bezos by $3 billion.
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