Largest loss of personal fortune

Largest loss of personal fortune
Who
Elon Musk
What
165,000,000,000 US dollar(s)
Where
Not Applicable
When
December 2022

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.

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