Elon Musk mocked Jeff Bezos after dethroning him to once again become the richest person in the world. On September 27, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX became the third person on the planet to be worth $ 200 billion (171 billion euros), according to Forbes magazine. The South African has since announced that he will send Jeff Bezos a reminder of his position on Forbes’ list of billionaires.
“I’m sending a giant ‘2’ shaped statue and a silver medal to Jeffrey B.,” Elon Musk joked to Forbes in an email. The former head of Amazon was the first person in the world to hit the $ 200 billion mark last August. Bernard Arnault, CEO of the luxury group LVMH, briefly reached this record amount more recently.
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Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have clashed repeatedly for the title of the richest person in the world. The SpaceX CEO’s attack on Jeff Bezos is just the latest. Earlier this year, Blue Origin, the former Amazon chief’s rocket company, complained to NASA. The company criticized the space agency for awarding a $ 2.9 billion (€ 2.4 billion) contract to SpaceX to get humans to the moon. On Twitter, Elon Musk had made a pun on the expression “get up” which means “to have an erection”: “Impossible to make it go up (in orbit) hahaha”.
I can’t lift it (to orbit) hahaha
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 26, 2021
Last month, Kuiper, an Amazon subsidiary specializing in satellites, submitted a protest letter to the Federal Communications Commission about SpaceX’s ambition to expand its own Starlink satellite network. In response, Elon Musk tweeted that Jeff Bezos had “retired to seek a full-time job filing complaints against SpaceX.”
Original version: Sarah Jackson / Insider
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