New York: Elon Musk’s losses for 2022 topped $100 billion as shares of Tesla Inc. dropped to the lowest level in two years.
Musk is also the co-founder of Tesla, shares of which dropped to the lowest level in 2 years.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Musk lost $101 billion in the last 1 year. However, he continues to be world’s richest man with a total wealth of $170 billion.
A year ago, his total net worth peaked at $340 billion. On Monday alone, Musk lost $8.6 billion as Tesla shares plunged 6.8% to $167.87 in New York trading. This is the lowest since November 2020.
The electric-car maker comprises the bulk of his fortune and is struggling with burgeoning Covid-related restrictions in China, its largest market outside of the US. The Austin, Texas-based firm recently announced a recall of more than 300,000 cars due to faulty taillights, while also dealing with supply-chain snarls and soaring raw material costs.
Investors have been questioning whether the billionaire is spreading himself too thin among his various high-profile ventures.