The chief executive officer of Tesla, Elon Musk, has been overtaken by Amazon’s boss as the world’s richest person.
According to Bloomberg, Tesla shares slid 8.6% on Monday, February 22, wiping $15.2 billion from Musk’s net worth.
One of the reasons for the decline was Musk’s comments over the weekend that the prices of Bitcoin and Ether “do seem high”. His message came two weeks after Tesla announced it bought $1.5 billion dollars worth of Bitcoin.
Musk is now worth $183.4 billion while Bezos’ net worth stands at $186.3 billion.