Elon Musk is best known as the CEO of the Tesla automobile company and the aerospace company SpaceX. Earlier this week, the American magazine Time dubbed Musk “Time.” Person of the Year 2021, with a lot of criticism as a result. However, this does not prevent the billionaire from mocking his biggest rivals. Musk said that while Bezos “has a good understanding of engineering, he doesn’t want to spend his mental energy learning the details of engineering.” Musk went on to say that he instead works 80 to 90 hours a week overseeing Tesla and SpaceX projects.
According to the American financial magazine Forbes, Musk’s fortune is 252 billion dollars (about 224 billion euros). Bezos is said to be worth $195 billion (about $173 billion).
Bezos, 57, has yet to respond to Musk’s comments. The rivalry between the two has lasted for several years and is said to have begun with a disappointing meeting in 2004. The conflict between the duo is getting worse due to the ongoing space race between the two. Bezos has lost a lawsuit over building a lunar lander to NASA. Bezos did not agree that SpaceX, and not Blue Origin, should be allowed to build the lunar lander. Billionaires are also very happy to bicker on social media.
A few months ago, things seemed to have changed when Musk congratulated Bezos on his “cool” decision to become a Star Trek actor. William Shatner send into space. However, Musk has now proven that the rivalry is still very much alive.