Elon Musk gestures as he unveils the Model X sport utility vehicle (SUV) during an event in Fremont, California, U.S. (Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Elon Musk Got $1.7 Billion Richer Today

(Bloomberg) -- Elon Musk may be starting to put those take-private tweets behind him, but his fortune will need more time to recover.

Elon Musk Got $1.7 Billion Richer Today

The net worth of the Tesla Inc. chief executive officer stood at $24.4 billion on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index the day before he publicized his ambition to take the company private at $420 a share. His wealth spiked by $1.4 billion on the day of his tweets, then fell to $21.4 billion within a month, after he abandoned the buyout effort without ever making a formal proposal to his board.

News of Musk’s settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission -- which allowed him to keep calling the shots as CEO -- reassured investors Monday, sending the shares and his wealth higher again.

Elon Musk Got $1.7 Billion Richer Today

Musk, 47, finished the day $1.7 billion richer, with a $23.2 billion fortune. That still leaves his net worth $1.2 billion less than before all that tweeting about going private.

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