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Elon Musk is once again the richest person in the world

Elon Musk becomes the third person to be worth $200 billion, ranking as the richest in the world as of Monday. (Bob Daemmrich)

Elon Musk is on top of the world again as Tesla stock climbs, making him the richest person in the world.


Forbes reports the Tesla and SpaceX CEO became the richest on Monday as Tesla stock surged to the highest since February, closing up 2.2% at $791.36. As Musk becomes the third person to ever be worth $200 billion, Jeff Bezos saw Amazon's stock decline yesterday, resulting in him losing $1 billion.

Musk has fluctuated in the richest billionaires spots for some time now. The last time he beat Bezos was in January of this year when Tesla stock was at its highest. Bezos reached a worth of $200 billion for the first time in August 2020.

Tesla and SpaceX are the main sources of Musk's fortune, Forbes reports. Both companies, along with others from Musk have a presence in Austin with the newest Tesla Gigafactory set to be completed in southeast Travis County this year.

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1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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Freaky Floats and other Austin food & drink news
Austin Motel

What's new in Austin food & drink this week:

  • Nau's Enfield Drug closing after losing their lease. Did McGuire Moorman Lambert buy the building, with its vintage soda fountain?
  • Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico named to Time Magazine's Time 100 Next influencer list, after winning a James Beard Award earlier this year.
  • Question: From what BBQ joint did pescatarian Harry Styles order food this week?
  • Austin Motel is opening the pool and pool bar Wednesday nights in October for Freaky Floats.
  • Vincent's on the Lake closing due to "economic conditions and low water levels [at Lake Travis]."
  • Cenote has closed its Windsor Park location. The East Cesar Chavez location remains open.
  • The Steeping Room on N. Lamar has closed.
  • Local startup It's Skinnyscored new financing for its gluten-free pasta business.
  • P. Terry's opened a new location in Kyle, at 18940 IH-35.