In addition to the ongoing rivalry to become the world’s richest man, the pair have also battled for supremacy in the space industry.
Elon Musk on Monday mocked his rival Jeff Bezos on Twitter, as the gap between the two billionaires’ enormous wealth continues to widen.
In response to a tweet by the Amazon founder touting the company’s success despite his detractors, Musk sent an emoji of the No. 2 medal in reference to Bezos’ current status as the world’s second-richest person. Musk took the top spot last month, becoming the third person to cross the $200 billion milestone. At that time, Bezos’s net worth was about $193 billion.
As of the time of publication on Monday, Musk reigns supreme with about $203.6 billion, while Bezos is behind with $189.7 billion. Real-time tracking by Forbes.
Jeff Bezos arrives for Blue Origin suborbital spaceflight
In addition to the ongoing rivalry to become the richest man in the world, the pair have also battled for supremacy in the space industry.
Blue Origin recently sued NASA over its decision to fully reward SpaceX $2.9 billion contract, arguing that the company received preferential treatment in the agency’s procurement process for its Human Landing Systems program.
In addition to its lawsuit, Blue Origin released an infographic attacking SpaceX’s Starship, claiming that the spacecraft would be “extremely complex and high risk” for NASA because it “has never flown into orbit and still does.” It is being designed and can take 16 flights to fully refuel before each lunar landing.
musk is Defended Starship’s abilities, Arguing that 16 flights “wouldn’t be a problem” it was “extremely unlikely.”
“The sad thing is, even if Santa Claus suddenly made his hardware real for free, the first thing you want to do is cancel it,” Musk fired back in a Separate tweet.
Musk also criticized Bezos after Amazon’s Kuiper satellite initiative filed a complaint against SpaceX’s Starlink satellite group.
“Bezos retired to pursue a full-time job filing lawsuit against SpaceX…” Musk said.
Musk’s latest jab comes as Bezos arrives in West Texas ahead of Blue Origin’s upcoming suborbital spaceflight by 90-year-old “Star Trek” veteran William Shatner, Blue Origin’s vice president of mission and flight operations Audrey Powers, NASA’s Will take the former engineer. and Dr. Chris Boshuizen, co-founder of Planet Labs and co-founder of Medidata and Glenn de Vries of Dassault Systems.
The flight, lasting about 11 minutes, will take off from Launch Site One at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday. Delayed due to weather.