Musk has lost more than $ 15 billion amid falling shares in Tesla, which invested in Bitcoin. Earlier, the businessman confirmed on Twitter that the BTC rate “seems high”, and called the company’s investment in cryptocurrency reckless
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The founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, has once again lost his status as the richest man in the world according to Bloomberg. Against the backdrop of a fall in the value of Tesla shares, his fortune fell by $ 15.2 billion, to $ 183 billion.
Tesla shares fell 8.6%, which was their biggest drop since September, Bloomberg noted. It is also connected with the comments Musk, which he wrote over the weekend on Twitter. Businessman notedthat Bitcoin and Ethereum prices “really seem to be high.”
Musk wrote this comment two weeks after Tesla announced a $ 1.5 billion investment in cryptocurrency. Bitcoin price jumped 23% after the company’s announcement. However, Musk himself on February 19 called Tesla’s investment in bitcoin recklessness, while adding that bitcoin is “simply a less stupid form of liquidity than savings in cash.” He noted that the company’s actions do not directly reflect his opinion, and recalled that he is “not an investor,” but an engineer.
On February 23, the bitcoin rate fell below $ 50 thousand.The price of the asset began to fall after it had renewed its historical maximum of $ 58 thousand the day before.
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