#5Things: Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates, 'The Queen's Gambit' takes first spot, The Undertaker retires, and more

#5Things: Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates, 'The Queen's Gambit' takes first spot, The Undertaker retires, and more

Wake up to these five stories, courtesy of the Breakfast team this hump day.

Elon Musk

1. Elon Musk ranked second richest person in the world

Elon Musk is now the second richest person in the world, overtaking Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. It comes just weeks after the SpaceX CEO overtook Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in the rankings, leaving him shortly behind Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. Musk has shot to the top of the leaderboard in terms of riches this year, after he was ranked as the 25th richest person in the world in January, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

2. Netflix hit 'The Queen's Gambit' grabs record viewing figures

'The Queen’s Gambit' has been watched by a record-setting 62-million households in its first month. Netflix said the show had made the top 10 in 92 countries. It is now the number one most watched limited series in 63 countries. It overtakes the top spot from 'Ratched', starring Sarah Paulson, which was watched by 48-million members in its first 28 days.

We understand now why Darren gave it the #DKS Stamp of Approval. 

#DKSapproved The Queen's Gambit
Darren, Keri and Sky

3. Halala, Mzansi! Trevor Noah to host the 2021 Grammy Awards

Our favourite funny guy, Trevor Noah, is making big moves once again! 'The Daily Show' host and Grammy-nominated comedian will host the 63rd Grammy Awards on January 31 in the USA. It will be the first time Noah will host music's biggest night.

The full story is available here.

4. The Undertaker retires from WWE

WWE legend The Undertaker officially retired at 'Survivor Series' on Sunday. The 55-year-old grappling legend - whose real name is Mark Caraway - was honoured with a star-studded tribute from fellow professionals. After tipping his hat and striking his signature pose, a hologram Paul Bearer then appeared in front of him before he made the walk back up the ramp.

Read the full story here

5. Mysterious metal monolith found in the wilds of Utah

Officials in Utah have discovered a giant metal monolith standing at roughly four meters tall while counting bighorn sheep. Officials said it could have been constructed by an artist or a fan of the film '2001: Space Odyssey', because the monolith resembles the machines found in the story.

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