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. pic.twitter.com/MgMsQHwqZl
12-figure fortunes: 1 Elon Musk $222bn 2 Jeff Bezos $191bn 3 Bernard Arnault $156bn 4 Bill Gates $128bn 5 Larry Page $125bn 6 Mark Zuckerberg $123bn 7 Sergey Brin $120bn 8 Larry Ellison $108bn 9 Steve Ballmer $106bn 10 Warren Buffett $103bn 11 Mukesh Ambani $101bn -Bloomberg
Jeff Bezos spent time writing up a motivational message about Amazon's success. But Elon Musk ratioed him with a second-place medal emoji, as Musk has recently passed Bezos to become the richest person in the world again. This is the type of pettiness I'm here for. pic.twitter.com/e7J33msGdE
Elon Musk is the world’s richest person. He doesn’t want Jeff Bezos to forget it. @elonmusk has a $222 billion net worth; @JeffBezos' is $191 billion. When Bezos tweeted an article about Amazon's success, Musk replied "🥈" via @TalalNAnsari $TSLA $AMZN www.wsj.com/articles/elon-musk-is-the-worlds-richest-person-he-likes-to-brag-about-it-too-11633976893
Elon Musk pokes fun at Jeff Bezos with a silver-medal emoji as the gap between the wealthiest men in the world widens
11 October, 2021 - 12:00am
Musk's tweet was in response to the Amazon founder's tweet on Sunday about the people who'd doubted the e-commerce giant in its early days.
"Today, Amazon is one of the world's most successful companies and has revolutionized two entirely different industries," Bezos said.
The wealth gap between Bezos and Musk has continued to widen. Last month, Musk became only the third person to have their wealth surpass $200 billion, Forbes said.
Last week, Musk's net worth jumped by about $11 billion, according to Bloomberg, as his space company became the second-most-valuable private company. SpaceX's valuation soared by 33% to pass $100 billion on Friday.
Over the past few years, Musk and Bezos have traded the title of wealthiest person back and forth. Musk is valued at about $223 billion, while Bezos' net worth is about $191 billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index.
The two billionaires have long been rivals. Earlier this year, Bezos' company Blue Origin called NASA's decision to award Musk's SpaceX a $2.9 billion contract for a lunar lander "unfair." Blue Origin brought the issue to federal court in August.
Also in August, Kuiper, an Amazon subsidiary, filed a protest letter with the Federal Communications Commission over SpaceX's plans to expand its Starlink satellite network. In response, Musk said Bezos had "retired to pursue a full-time job filing lawsuits against SpaceX."