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  • Science & Tech

    Questions and answers as Jeff Bezos flies to the edge of space

    JEFF Bezos, the world’s richest person, is set to blast off on board his company Blue Origin’s New Shepard launch vehicle for a suborbital flight as part of a history-making crew – another milestone in ushering in a new era of private space travel. The US billionaire and Amazon founder is due to fly from a desert site in West…

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    SA-born Elon Musk now the richest person in the world

    TESLA founder Elon Musk this Thursday became the richest person in the world, with a net worth of more than US$185 billion. Thursday’s increase in Tesla’s share price pushed South African-born Musk past Jeff Bezos, who had been the richest person since 2017 and is currently worth about $184 billion. Musk’s wealth surge over the past year marks the fastest…

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    Elon Musk is not 2nd richest person on the World — Here’s why

    By Forbes THANKS to Tesla’s roaring stock, Elon Musk’s net worth has nearly quadrupled during the Covid-19 pandemic, racing from $24.6 billion in mid-March to a current $126.8 billion by Forbes’ estimate. But despite this meteoric rise, the 49-year-old is not the world’s second-richest person yet.  Forbes currently has Musk in the No. 3 spot, behind Jeff Bezos, who reigns supreme at $182.6 billion, and…

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