Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Elon Musk loses $1 billion in 2 minutes as Tesla shares tumble

  • The fall cut his net worth to $22.3 billion on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index
  • Tesla shares sank as much as 11%

London: Elon Musk saw $1.1 billion wiped from his net worth in the first two minutes of New York trading as Tesla Inc. shares sank as much as 11%.

The fall cut his net worth to $22.3 billion on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index as of 9:32 am. The electric-car maker had reported a record decline in deliveries during the first quarter, down to 63,000 vehicles in the three months that ended in March, from 90,966 in the fourth quarter.

About $10 billion of Musk’s fortune is derived from Tesla with approximately $13 billion coming from his stake in closely held rocket business Space Exploration Technologies Corp., according to calculations by the ranking.


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