“Putin is definitely richer than me” – La Nouvelle Tribune

The boss of the American manufacturer of electric vehicles, You’re here, Elon Muskbecame the richest person in the world since last year. Indeed, according to the American magazine Forbeshe had dethroned the founder of the e-commerce giant Amazon, Jeff Bezos. The topic of his fortune recently came up in an interview he gave to, Mathias Dopfnerboss of the German press group Axel Springer. The latter asked Elon Musk what it was like to be the richest man in the world.

He provided assistance to the Ukrainian authorities

“How does it feel to be – with a net worth of around $260 billion – perceived as the richest person in the world? » asked Mathias Dopfner. To this question, Elon Musk responded : “I think Putin is much richer than me”. Note that this is not the first time that the boss of SpaceX makes a comment about the Russian president Vladimir Poutine. While the Russian offensive in Ukraine makes headlines, for several weeks, the billionaire had provided assistance to the Ukrainian authorities.

On the web, he had attracted attention by offering the Russian head of state a single combat. It was on the social network Twitter, thatElon Musk made his proposal. “I hereby challenge Vladimir Putin to single combat…The stakes are Ukraine” he wrote, tagging the official Kremlin account. A netizen, however, felt that the Russian president would easily win this fight. But Elon Musk later quipped, writing: “If Putin could so easily humiliate the West, then he would accept the challenge… But he won’t”.

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