Elon Musk has fulfilled his promise to give Jeff Bezos a silver medal, and now the Tesla CEO has surpassed the founder of Amazon to become the richest man in the world.
Musk was unable to express his views on Twitter after Bezos sent a message about overcoming the difficulties.
“Listen and be open, but don’t let anyone tell you who you are. It was one of many stories that showed us how we failed,” Bezos wrote, along with a description of Barron’s 1999 cover story. , Calling Bezos “another mediator.”
“Today, Amazon is one of the most successful companies in the world, revolutionizing two other areas,” Bezos added in a tweet.
Shortly after midnight, Musk responded with a silver medal emoji, which Mask had promised to send to the founder of Amazon, as Musk is almost $ 30 billion more expensive than Bezos.
The tweet came after the gap between the two richest people in the world continued to grow last week, in part because Musk valued SpaceX at $ 100.3 billion. Much of his wealth still depends on the price of Tesla shares.
According to the Acesparks Billionaires Index, Mask is worth $ 222 billion, while Bezos is worth $ 191 billion.
Last month, Mask warned about teasing.
“I’m sending Jeffrey B. a giant statue of number 2 along with a silver medal,” Mask said in an Forbes email.
This tweet is the latest in a spate of mass scandals involving some of the world’s richest people.
In addition to fighting for the title of the richest man in the world, Musk and Bezos also clashed for space ambitions.
This summer, Bezos flew a 10-minute flight into suborbital space, which was widely watched by Blue Origin.
Musk criticized Blue Origin and another rival, Virgin Galactic, for investing too much in suborbital launches.
Although the mask itself has not yet traveled into space, SpaceX recently launched three civilian astronauts into space for a three-day journey and successfully returned them to Earth — this is the first type of mission.
Behind the scenes, the two companies competed in a multi-year competition to sign contracts with the U.S. government.
In April, NASA missed out on a Blue Origin offer to SpaceX and signed a $ 2.9 billion deal.
Last month, Bezos sued the space agency for giving the contract to Musk unfairly.
Mask responded by saying that Bezos’s Blue Origin company should spend more time designing and building rockets, and less time suing SpaceX.
“If he lobbies [and] lawyers could get [you] if it went into orbit, Bezos would be on Pluto [right now]”, – Musk wrote in response on Twitter.
Blue Origin has released an infographic in recent weeks that calls the SpaceX Starship rocket dangerous and that it is “a rocket that has never flown into orbit and is still being designed.”
Separately, Amazon filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against Bezos-owned SpaceX, urging the regulator to reject plans to launch more satellites as part of the company’s satellite internet business.
In return, Mask openly mocked Bezos, who resigned as Amazon CEO in the summer.
“It simply came to our notice then [sic] Retired to file a lawsuit against SpaceX … ” Musk wrote about this on Twitter in August – misspelled Bezos’ name and spelled the Spanish word “kiss.”
Bezos mocked his plans to colonize Mars, which is SpaceX’s main ambition.
“My friends who want to move to Mars, I say, do me a favor and live on top of Everest for the first year and find out if you like it or not, because it’s a garden paradise more than Mars,” Bezos said. SpaceNews in 2019.