Elon Musk, the world's richest man, has lost $60.4 billion of his wealth in the mercurial markets of 2022, Bloomberg reports.
On Wednesday alone — as Nasdaq tanked by 4.73% and Tesla Inc. (TSLA) closed 6.80% lower — $12.3 billion was wiped from the CEO's portfolio.
As Musk tweets about becoming a Republican, derides Twitter bots and rails against Tesla being kicked out of the S&P 500 ESG index, Musk has become ever more vocal since bidding $44 billion for Twitter last month. In this time, the 50-year-old has lost $49 billion of his wealth.
Still, Musk has a fortune of $209.9 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Two other billionaires have fared worse than Musk this year. Binance's Changpeng Zhao is down $81 billion, and Jeff Bezos' portfolio has seen $62 billion wiped from it.
Musk has predicted that "political attacks" against him will "escalate dramatically in coming months."
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