In 2022, Elon Musk became the top billionaire in the world, and American billionaires lost a total of 660 billion dollars.
According to the estimates of “Forbes” magazine, billionaires around the world have lost nearly 2 trillion dollars in 2022.
American billionaires lost $660 billion, equivalent to a third of the world’s total liquidity, which is the highest average among all countries, according to Forbes magazine. These losses stem from falling prices of technology companies due to high interest rates, rising inflation and economic recession.
Among American billionaires, the wealth of Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of “Tesla”, “Space X” and the new CEO of the “Twitter” platform, has decreased at the fastest rate among billionaires, so that according to “Forbes” data, Musk’s wealth in the year Currently, it has decreased by 115 billion dollars.
The value of “Tesla” shares has decreased by nearly 70% since the beginning of this year until the end of trading on Tuesday. Tesla’s investors have long urged its board to push Musk to refocus the electric car maker.
Although Musk lost his spot as the world’s richest person this year, he remains the richest person in the United States as of Dec. 27, with a fortune of nearly $139 billion, according to Forbes.
The amount of losses of 5 other American billionaires in 2022 is as follows:
1- Jeff Bezos – founder and CEO of Amazon
Estimated loss in 2022: $80 billion
Total wealth: $106.8 billion as of December 27
2- Mark Zuckerberg – one of the founders of “Meta Platform” (Facebook)
Estimated loss in 2022: $78 billion
Total wealth: $42.7 billion as of December 27
3- Larry Page – one of the founders and board members of Google
Estimated loss in 2022: $40 billion
Total wealth: $76.8 billion as of December 27
4-Phil Knight – founder of the “Nike” brand
Estimated loss in 2022: $18.3 billion
Total wealth: $45.2 billion as of December 27
5- Leonard Lauder – honorary president of “Estee Lauder” companies
Estimated loss in 2022: $9.8 billion
Total wealth: $22 billion as of December 27
Sam Benkman Fried went from Fortune cover star to potential criminal. Tharwat, the founder and former CEO of the digital currency exchange “FTX”, who is now accused of fraud, completely disappeared after the company declared bankruptcy on November 11.