Misfortune: Musk creates Guinness World Record for losing personal wealth

The change in Musk's fortune saw him losing the title of the world's richest person to Bernard Arnault (France)

Elon Musk

BS Web Team New Delhi
Billionaire entrepreneur and Tesla CEO Elon Musk created a Guinness World Record for losing money. The tech tycoon has broken the world record by becoming the first person in history to lose $182 billion of his personal fortune in about two months.

The Guinness World Record wrote in a blog that the figures are based on estimates by Forbes, adding other sources suggested that it be closer to $ 200 billion.

"Although the exact figure is almost impossible to ascertain, Musk’s total losses far surpass the previous record of $58.6 billion, set by Japanese tech investor Masayoshi Son in 2000," the world's record keeper wrote.

First Published: Jan 10 2023 | 2:12 PM IST

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