The SpaceX founder recently extended his lead over Jeff Bezos in the world’s richest men. Elon Musk quickly reminded his rival of this by posting a silver medal emoji on Twitter
Elon Musk made fun of his billionaire rival Jeff Bezos again by posting a silver medal emoji in response to one of the Amazon founder’s tweets.
The cheeky message is supposed to allude to Musk’s status as the richest man in the world.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the SpaceX businessman’s personal wealth has risen to $ 222 billion (£ 162.98 billion), with Bezos trailing him at “only” $ 191.6 billion (£ 140 billion).
Musk never misses an opportunity to fire an ugly throat at his space race opponent.
At the beginning of the year he overtook Bezos and became the richest person in the world. On Friday, Musk added $ 9 billion (£ 6.61 billion) to his net worth in just one day after an agreement with investors brought the value of SpaceX to over $ 100 billion (£ 73.41 billion).
Musk’s apparent mockery was in response to Bezos’ post about a 1999 article.
The piece criticized Amazon and predicted the downfall of the giant company. It branded Bezos as “just another middleman” and added that the idea that he “came up with a new business paradigm is silly”.
Musk’s response received more retweets and likes than Bezos’ original tweet.
The rivals have swapped places as the richest people in the world in the past few months. The couple is also involved in the so-called “Billionaire Space Race”.
Musk and Bezos have both pushed their interstellar ambitions this year.
The Amazon founder went into space on the New Shepard rocket of his company Blue Origin in July.
Meanwhile, Musk has regularly mentioned his ambition to colonize Mars.
He assumes that SpaceX could bring people to the red planet as early as 2026, while he plans to establish a colony there by 2050.
The billionaire admitted the mission will be fraught with danger and said, “It’s not for the faint of heart.
“Good chance you will die and it will be difficult. It would be better if it works. ”
In addition to its rivalry in space, Amazon also ventured into the self-driving car business last year by buying a startup that would rival Musk’s Tesla.
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