NUMBER OF THE DAY

Elon Musk’s Surging Net Worth, by the Numbers

A $13 billion jump in the stock market made the Tesla CEO the third-richest person on the planet

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$123 billion: That was Elon Musk’s net worth by the end of stock trading Thursday — a $13 billion jump from Monday — making him the world’s third-richest person.