The fortune of the head of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, fell by $ 8.8 billion per day, the billionaire dropped to third place in the list of the richest people on the planet. This is evidenced by Forbes data.
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Previously, Musk held the second line of the rating, which he climbed on December 9. He occupies the same position in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI).
According to Forbes, Musk’s fortune is estimated at almost $145 billion. At the same time, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who is in second place on the Forbes list, has a fortune of $187 billion, and Bernard Arnault, president of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (third place in the rating) – $145.6 billion
Musk owns about a fifth of Tesla shares. Since the beginning of this year, they have increased in price by more than eight times. So, their value has increased since November 17, when it was announced that they would be included in the S&P 500 index.
The fall in the company’s shares was caused by a correction after the rise and information about a new strain of coronavirus infection.
In November, it was reported that Musk’s fortune increased by $13.5 billion in a week. It was then that the entrepreneur rose to third place in Bloomberg’s global ranking of billionaires.