Elon Musk – officially the richest man in the world – says that, in his opinion, “Putin is clearly richer than me. »
The Tesla CEO regained the title of the world’s richest person at the end of 2021 when he overtook Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.
“What is it like – with a fortune of about $260 billion – to be perceived as the richest person in the world? Musk asked during a recent interview with Axel Springer CEO Matthias Döpfner.
“I think that Putin is clearly richer than me. — Elon Musk
The vast wealth of Russian President Vladimir Putin remains a mystery, as no one knows exactly how much or where they are hidden.
Putin has been linked to a $1.4 billion palace on the Black Sea and a $4 million apartment in Monaco.
Some have speculated that the Russian president may be the world’s richest man, with financier Bill Browder testifying in 2017 that he believes Putin “had ill-gotten $200 billion. »
Since Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States and Western countries have imposed sanctions on Russia, Putin’s key allies, and the Russian president himself.
In Musk’s conversation with Döpfner about Putin’s invasion, Tesla’s CEO said that Putin needed to be stopped.
“We cannot let Putin take over Ukraine. This is crazy,” Musk said.