Elon Musk was the second person ever to amass a personal fortune of more than $200 billion, breaching that threshold in January 2021, months after Jeff Bezos. The CEO of Tesla Inc. has now set a new record by being the first person in history to have their net worth reduced by $200 billion. Musk’s fortune has dropped to $137 billion as Tesla shares have fallen in recent weeks. However, since taking over Twitter, tech billionaire and business magnate Elon Musk has become something of an Internet sensation. He’s been causing quite a stir on social media with his eccentric conduct and some downright outrageous statements.
The man has been provoking practically anybody he can get his hands on, and this time he has challenged the European Organization for Nuclear Research, also known as CERN. CERN is an intergovernmental organization that operates the world’s largest particle physics laboratory. It was founded in 1954 in a Northwestern suburb of Geneva on the France-Switzerland border and currently has 23 member states. CERN had 2660 scientific, technical, and administrative staff members in 2019, and it now accommodates over 12400 employees from institutions in over 70 countries.