American entrepreneur, founder of SpaceX and Tesla Elon Musk lost his place as the richest man in the world after over the past day the value of Tesla shares fell by 8.6%. Bloomberg reports about it on February 23.
According to the agency, Musk’s fortune fell by $ 15.2 billion – to $ 183 billion. It is noted that the reason for this could be his comment on the price of bitcoin.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ($ 186 billion) returned to the first place in the ranking of the richest people. Thus, Musk now occupies the second line of the rating.
February 20, Musk chatting with one of the users Twitter called the prices of bitcoin and ethereum cryptocurrencies overpriced.
The entrepreneur noted that cryptocurrency, like ordinary money, is a set of data that avoids the inconvenience of barter exchange.
Earlier on Tuesday, the value of bitcoin during the trading session fell by more than 10%. At 08:39 Moscow time, the price of the cryptocurrency was $ 48.604 thousand.
At the same time, on February 21, the cryptocurrency reached a record high of $ 58 thousand.