- Elon Musk
- 165,000,000,000 US dollar(s)
- Not Applicable ()
The largest loss of personal fortune is that of Elon Musk (South Africa), estimated by Forbes to be roughly $165 billion (£135B / €155B) as of December 2022.
Forbes report that Musk’s net worth dropped from its peak of $320 billion in November 2021 to $155 billion one year later, largely down to poor performance of Tesla’s stock.
Other sources suggest his losses could in fact be closer to $200 billion. Though the exact figure is almost impossible to ascertain, the total far surpass the previous record of $58.6 billion, suffered by Japanese tech investor Masayoshi Son in 2000.