Elon Musk Makes Fun Of Second Placed Jeff Bezos As Gap Between First And Second Placed Richest Men Increase

Business mogul and CEO Elon Musk’s personal wealth recently ballooned to $222 billion, building his lead as the richest person in the world comfortably ahead of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ($191.6 billion), according to Bloombergs Billionaire Index.

To celebrate his self-adorned gold medal, Musk jokingly jabbed at his rival Bezos Monday by responding to one of his Twitter posts with a trolling emoji of a silver – second place – medal.

Bezos was touting his own company on Twitter, writing: “Listen and be open, but don’t let anybody tell you who you are. This was just one of the many stories telling us all the ways we were going to fail. Today, Amazon is one of the world’s most successful companies and has revolutionized two entirely different industries.”

Musk saw it as an opportune time to rub in to Bezos that he’s technically second richest. His response tweet wasn’t subtle

The Tesla CEO previously told Forbes that he planned to send Jeff Bezos a second placed statue since surpassing him as the wealthiest man in the world in September.

Musk’s personal wealth shot up by $10.6 billion after a secondary share sale by investors that valued SpaceX over $100 billion. Much of that spike came after SpaceX’s Inspiration4 spent three days in space hovering above Earth. The all-civilian crew made history with the first Black woman to serve as a spacecraft pilot, the youngest American to become an astronaut to date, and the first person to fly in space with a prosthesis.

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