Elon Musk loses $11bn in one day

Sam Adeniyi
Sam Adeniyi

The wealth of the Chief Executive Officer of Telsa, Elon Musk, has plunged by 7% – a total of $11 billion in one day following bad stock sales pressures of his electric car company.

According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the electric car company boss was worth about $193 billion after the Tuesday trading session.

A regulatory filing from Bloomberg analysis reveals that Musk has about 16% of Telsa. Included in his net worth is the 16% which is approximated to be 92.2 million exercised option to purchase Telsa common stock.

The subtle rift between the CEO and Telsa plunged shares of Musk to an 11-month low on Tuesday.

Following Tuesday’s stock downgrade, the world’s biggest carmaker’s share price dropped by 7% to $628, which is approximately 49% from its highs in November. While Telsa’s market cap dropped from $1.2 trillion to $650 billion – that is a loss of more than $30 billion.

Many factors contributed to the decline, but the major ones are the Covid lockdown in Shanghai, the location of Telsa’s Gigafactory and also supply issues affecting its plant in Austin and Berlin.

The latter would result in Telsa delivering 180,000 lesser vehicles this year contrary to its original predictions, leading to 1.2 million cars compare to the initial 1.4 million.

Cathie Wood’s Ark, a New York City investment firm despite the bearish market confirm that it bought $10 million in Telsa shares on Tuesday.

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