Elon Musk, founder of well-established companies such as Tesla, PayPal and above all of the futuristic SpaceX, has obtained a rather… singular Guinness World Record. As Forbes reports, in fact, Elon Musk would have seen 183 billion dollars burned in just one year. An impressive figure which, if confirmed as true, would prove to be the greatest loss of assets in history for a single individual.
Previously, this “record” belonged to Masayoshi Son, founder and CEO of Softbank who lost $58.6 billion in 2000. A figure more than 3 times lower than that estimated by Forbes for Musk. Such a loss would be caused by a crash of Tesla on the stock market, which lost 65% of its value during 2022. The phenomenon was accentuated during the month of October, when Musk bought Twitter.
As of November 2021, Elon Musk’s net worth far exceeded $300 billion. To be precise, the South African tycoon reached the impressive figure of 340 billion dollarsovertaking even Jeff Bezos at the time and becoming the richest man in the world. However, the primacy eluded him in favor of Bernald Arnault, founder of Lvmh which currently boasts assets of 186 billion dollars.
Currently, Forbes estimates that Elon Musk’s net worth is approximately $146 billion. A disproportionate figure, however, but equal to less than half of what he held in 2021. Elon Musk is now in second position, although there has been a slight recovery.
In the meantime, Elon Musk has announced that he is ready to step down as CEO of Twitter, but will have to find someone willing to replace him. Among these would be Mr. Beast, the most famous YouTuber in the world, who is a candidate to become CEO of the Social Network.
Source: Business Insider