For most of last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk had more money than anyone else on the planet.
Now he holds the dubious distinction of losing more money than anyone who's ever lived.
Guinness World Records said a $182 billion plunge in Musk's net worth since November 2021 qualifies as the "worst loss of fortune in history." The loss, based on estimates from Forbes, is more than triple the previous record of $58.6 billion lost by SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son during the dot-com crash of 2000. Even after accounting for inflation, Musk nearly doubled the amount lost by Son.