Elon Musk reveals the 5 big investments that fuel his more than $160 billion net worth

Elon Musk


Elon Musk’s net worth of more than $US160 ($AU217) billion makes the Tesla CEO the second richest person on Earth, just behind Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

At a bitcoin-focused conference on Wednesday, Musk revealed the 5 big investments that fuel his massive wealth.

Unsurprisingly, his wealth, like most billionaires, is highly concentrated in a handful of names, and Musk is only invested in one public company.

These are the 5 big investments driving Elon Musk’s more than $US160 ($AU217) billion net worth.

5. Dogecoin

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Musk’s Stake: Unknown.

Coined “the dogefather,” Musk has been a long-time proponent of dogecoin and often tweets jokes about the meme-inspired cryptocurrency. In May, Dogecoin peaked at about $US0.75 ($AU1) in anticipation of Musk’s hosting of Saturday Night Live. Since its peak, dogecoin is down more than 70%.

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4. Ethereum

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Musk’s Stake: Unknown.

3. Bitcoin

Bitcoin symbol at Bitcoin conference people

Musk’s Stake: Unknown.

“The bitcoin I own is worth much more than the ethereum or doge [that I own],” Musk said at Wednesday’s conference. Musk added that both SpaceX and Tesla own bitcoin, and that he is open to Tesla accepting bitcoin as a form of payment again once bitcoin mining is more reliant on clean energy.

2. SpaceX

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Stake: Estimated at 48%, but could be lower if Musk’s stake was diluted during the last funding round.

Value: $US35 ($AU47) billion, based on SpaceX’s last funding round valuation of $US74 ($AU100) billion, and assuming Musks till owns 48% of the space exploration company.

1. Tesla

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Stake: 22.4%, as of December 31. Musk can still receive billions more in Tesla stock based on his pay agreement.

Value: $US141 ($AU191) billion, based on Tesla’s market valuation of $US631 ($AU855) billion as of July 21.

Aside from the investments listed above, Musk added that he owns a stake in two of his early-stage private companies, Neuralink and Boring Company, but that those investments are of little significance in value relative to the others.