Elon Musk, a Co-creator of PayPal, the CEO of Tesla, the owner of Starlink Internet, owner of The Boring Company, co-founder of Neuralink, Space X, and Twitter, officially the world’s richest man, says that he thinks Putin is significantly richer than him. Elon retook the title of the richest person in the world in late 2021 after he passed the net worth of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.
When asked recently how he felt with a net worth of 260 billion being perceived as the richest person on earth, Elon replied, “I do think that Putin is significantly richer than me.”
The size of Vladimir Putin’s wealth remains a mystery as no one knows exactly how much of it there is or where he has put it. There are some links that he has a 1.4 billion palace somewhere on the Black Sea and a $4 million Monaco apartment. Some speculated that he may be the richest man in the world. Financier Bill Browder testified in 2017 that he believes Putin has accumulated over $200 billion in ill-gotten gains. In recent years Western countries have implemented sanctions against Putin and his top allies.
Elon, for his part, has stated that he supported Western countries sanctions on Putin but not for reasons such as jealousy. Elon supports the government’s actions for political and humanitarian reasons.
Elon Musk has been something of a media darling until his purchase of Twitter. Previous to his purchase of Twitter news reports regularly praised his efforts with SpaceX to privatize space exploration. Read more