The primary person in history to have had $200 billion of their net price taken away is Elon Musk. Musk passed the mark of owning greater than $200 billion in “personal wealth” in January 2021, coming in second place after Jeff Bezos of Amazon. Musk’s net price has decreased to $137 billion in consequence of the recent drop in Tesla shares.
This also takes into consideration the shocking 11% decline in Tesla stock on December 27. Tesla is now offering a $7,500 discount to American consumers on its two most popular models through the top of the 12 months. Its Shanghai plant’s output appears to have likewise decreased.
Musk’s net price peaked in November 2021 at $340 billion. Then, for greater than a 12 months, he was the richest man on the earth. He was overtaken last month by Bernard Arnault, a French business billionaire and co-founder of the powerful LVMH. Musk invested $44 billion in late October to buy the social media platform Twitter.
The electrical vehicle business isn’t any longer his biggest asset because he sold a big percentage of his Tesla shares to assist pay for the acquisition. On Twitter, Elon Musk has repeatedly criticized the Federal Reserve for raising rates of interest on the fastest rate in many years.
In a recent podcast interview, the multibillionaire entrepreneur was heard telling listeners in regards to the pitfalls of borrowed funds during a volatile market time, in accordance with Bloomberg. This month, Musk was cited as stating the next on the All-In podcast: “In a volatile stock market, I’d strongly advise against having margin debt and to maintain your powder dry by way of capital. In a weak market, you would possibly experience some really severe things.”