World’s richest man loses $11bn in day but is still richer than Elon Musk
CEO of Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), Bernard Arnault, the world’s richest man, lost $11.2 billion in one day, but is still wealthier than Elon Musk.
Musk is the second richest man in the world, with a net
worth of £180 billion, $12 billion less than the 74-year-old
CEO’s own $192 billion.
It comes after LVMH – which encompasses brands such as Louis
Vuitton, Tiffany & co. and Christian Dior – took a 5% hit to
its share price on Tuesday, according to Bloomberg.
The stock blow is the biggest the company has seen in over a
Before the stock drop, Arnault’s net worth was $203 billion
on Monday — $23 billion above Musk’s.
The LVMH mogul’s net worth soared by $29.5 billion over the
course of the last year, which can be attributed to the
company’s stock rising by 35% during that time.
As per Bloomberg, the stock’s fall caused the European
Luxury sector to be slashed by roughly $30 billion.
Despite the struggle, LVMH’s share price is still up 23% for
The MSCI Europe Textiles Apparel & Luxury Goods Index has
also risen to 27%, Bloomberg reported.
Following Musk’s Twitter buyout in October 2022, his wealth
took a steep drop, and he lost his position as the world’s
richest man to Arnault.
The purchase knocked his net worth down to $126 billion from
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos currently sits at number three in
Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index – a $41 billion gap from
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