Elon Musk lost $ 15 billion in a day and ceased to be the richest man in the world

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Elon Musk lost $ 15 billion in a day and ceased to be the richest man in the world
Elon Musk lost $ 15 billion in a day and ceased to be the richest man in the world
23 February, 21:11Business
American businessman Elon Musk lost $ 15 billion in a day, as shares of his Tesla company fell by 8.6%. Against the backdrop of falling stocks, Musk's fortune fell to $ 183 billion. Now he is not the richest man in the world.

Now the first place of the richest people in the world is again the founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos, whose fortune is currently estimated at $ 186 billion. Musk took the second line of the rating.

As explained by Bloomberg, the reason for the fall in Tesla shares may be Musk's comment on the price of bitcoin. Earlier, Musk called it too high, recalling that cryptocurrency, like ordinary money, is only a set of data that avoids the inconvenience of barter exchange. Following Musk's comment, the bitcoin price plummeted by 10%. Now it reaches 48.6 thousand dollars. Two days earlier, the price of this cryptocurrency exceeded 58 thousand dollars. In three months it has tripled.

Musk has previously influenced cryptocurrency prices several times by simply listing their hashtag under his Twitter post. Bitcoin, for example, after the publication of information on the purchase of this cryptocurrency by Musk with the hashtag #bitcoin increased in price by 25%. And the Dogecoin cryptocurrency has grown in price by 1.5 times after a comic post by Elon Musk. On his Twitter page, he published a shot from the cartoon "The Lion King", where he, as a monkey, holds a cryptocurrency over an abyss - a lion cub with the head of a Shiba Inu dog (the dog is the symbol of this cryptocurrency). The post meant "don't thank".

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