Recession hits Bernanke's net worth too

If you're upset with Ben Bernanke about the state of the economy and his efforts at "fixing it," perhaps you can take some comfort in the fact he's lost a significant chunk of his net worth too.

His net worth fell by more than a quarter in the first three months of 2009 compared with the first three months of the previous year according to an annual disclosure statement released yesterday. He's now worth between $850,000 and $1.9 million compared with a range of $1.2 million to $2.5 million last year.