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Green companies making billionaires like Elon Musk

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Going green is increasingly becoming a way to make bank. 

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, is the richest of the billionaires who owe their fortune to technologies that reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere, according to an analysis by Bloomberg Green that was published Tuesday.

A full $180.7 billion of Musk’s $199.2 billion net worth was deemed “green net worth” by Bloomberg.

Though Musk’s fortune is largely thanks to electric vehicle maker Tesla, some is from his holdings in SpaceX, and rockets emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere when they blast off. For this reason, Musk’s wealth from SpaceX was not included in his “green” net worth.

Many of the rest of the so-called “green…



Source cnbc.com

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