The head of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk lost 15 billion dollars overnight and lost his status as the richest man in the world. This is reported by The Economic Times.
The businessman’s fortune dropped to $ 183 billion because of the collapse of Tesla shares at 8.6 percent. It is noted that the reason for this could be the entrepreneur’s comment about the price of bitcoin. On February 20, he published a tweet in which he expressed the opinion that the prices of cryptocurrencies bitcoin, and etherium are at an inflated level. He added that, like any data system, cryptocurrency is subject to late responses and errors. That said, two weeks before publication, Tesla announced that it had purchased $1.5 billion worth of bitcoins.
On February 19, Elon Musk regained first place in the ranking of the richest people in the world. At that time it was reported that the entrepreneur’s fortune had risen to $199.9 billion. He is now ahead of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, whose fortune is estimated at $186 billion.