When asked about the world's second-richest billionaire Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk had an unexpected answer.
The world’s richest man and the CEO of electric car company Tesla, Elon Musk, recently had advice for the person right behind him on the list – Jeff Bezos. The two billionaires currently have a wealth gap of $85 billion, according to Bloomberg data.
Musk, a Twitter active and known for his outspoken statements, was asked to comment on Jeff Bezos on Saturday, May 28. In response, he advised Bezos to stop partying if he wanted to get into orbit.
Specifically, when a Twitter user asked the question “Do you think Bezos (generally) is a good person?”, Elon Musk briefly replied: “He is fine, I think so. But it seems like He spends too much time in the hot tub these days.
If he wanted to get into orbit, partying less and working more would be the right thing to do.”
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This response is related to the fact that Blue Origin – the aerospace company of the founder of Amazon – has postponed its fifth flight into space, which will depart on May 20. In a statement, the company said that its NS-21 mission experienced several problems related to the spacecraft. Blue Origin has yet to give an expected next departure date.
On the other hand, Elon Musk is looking to make Mars a habitable planet and is competing with Blue Origin with his SpaceX company. This same month, SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell said that we could set foot on the red planet within the next decade. She also said humans could return to the lunar surface even earlier.
Musk’s question and response regarding a recent Tweet he made in defense of the world’s billionaires. On May 27, he posted an opinion on Twitter, saying that it is “morally wrong and stupid” to use the word “billionaire” with a derogatory meaning, especially when that person is using his wealth to make money. creating products that “make millions of people happy”.
He added that if possible, he would eliminate the charitable tax deduction and the class action lawsuits that have taken place over recent actions by Twitter shareholders.
The above comment was in response to another Tweet that said, “I feel that billionaires are often most benevolent when trying to make money, and most unjust when trying to put money into good deeds.”
Finally, Elon Musk took a survey on his 95 million followers’ Twitter account and asked who is less trustworthy, billionaires or politicians. 75% of the 2.8 million participants answered that they do not trust politicians.