Achieve American billionaire Elon Musk, a new title that he could add to his resume, After entering the Guinness Book of Records, where he broke the world record for the largest loss of personal wealth in history during 2022.
And the encyclopedia announced, in a statement citing data from “Forbes”, that “Technoking” or “King of Technology” from “Tesla” entered the record books thanks to the year 2022, which witnessed a decrease in his wealth by $ 182 billion.
And “Guinness” indicated that although it is “almost impossible to determine the exact number of Musk’s loss,” as “Bloomberg” estimated that he lost more than $ 200 billion, the owner of “Twitter” broke the previous record (loss of $ 58.6 billion) by Before the Japanese investor, founder of “SoftBank” Masayoshi Son in 2000.
The reason for Musk’s fortune shrinking is largely due to the sharp decline in Tesla shares, which lost nearly 65% of their value during the worst year ever for the company.
The loss was enough to remove him from his position as the world’s richest man, a title now held by luxury goods magnate Bernard Arnault.
Of course, Musk is not the only billionaire whose wealth declined in 2022. “CNBC” previously reported that American billionaires together lost $ 660 billion last year, according to what Al Arabiya.net viewed.
And the decline in the fortune of the 53-year-old saved Amazon founder Jeff Bezos from having his name recorded in the Guinness Book of Records, especially after Bezos lost $80 billion in 2022, which would have strongly qualified him to hold the title had it not been for Musk.
Fellow CTO Mark Zuckerberg broke Masayoshi Son’s record with a loss of $78 billion.
Elon Musk’s fortune reached $320 billion in late 2021.
As of January 10, Forbes estimated his net worth at $142.1 billion, making him the second richest person in the world ahead of India’s Gautam Adani ($125.1 billion).