The index decline almost reversed the $57 billion increase the world’s richest saw earlier in the week when markets rose on expectations that Clinton would prevail.
The 10 Mexican billionaires on the index dropped a combined $6.5 billion in early trading. Eva Gonda Rivera, Mexico’s fourth-richest person, followed Slim with a $487 million loss while Lorenzo Servitje Sendra, the fifth richest, shed $397 million.
U.S. billionaires, who account for one-third of the Bloomberg wealth ranking, had the biggest dollar loss, falling $9.3 billion. The combined net worth of the billionaires on the index fell 0.9 percent to $4.4 trillion at the start of trading in New York.