Elon Musk lost US$20 billion after talking about Asperger’s Syndrome

Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk have dropped more than $ 20 billion in fortune since he appeared on Saturday Night Live and revealed that he suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome.

Forbes estimates that Tesla shares are down 15% this week, causing Musk’s equity to drop by $ 20.5 billion. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which calculates daily at the end of each trading day on the New York Stock Exchange, Elon Musk’s fortune is now estimated at $ 164 billion, whereas a few days ago he had $ 184 billion.

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At the moment, the richest person on the planet remains the founder of Amazon and Blue Origin Jeff Bezos, whose capital is $ 188 billion. The distance between Musk and Bezos has grown to $ 24 billion, up from just $ 8 billion a few days ago.

Elon Musk also announced this week that Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for its cars. The bitcoin price fell by as much as 17% after this announcement.


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