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Elon Musk: “Putin is much richer than me. We have to open new nuclear power plants”


Elon Musk thinks Vladimir Putin is actually much richer than him . The unofficial rankings – such as the one edited by Forbes – do not think so, but according to the businessman the Russian politician would not occupy the top positions of the world rankings exclusively because it would hide the real content of his wealth.


With assets estimated at $267.3 billion, Elon Musk is considered the richest man in the world. The bulk of his assets are in Tesla shares, although the recent exercise of some de facto options has guaranteed him enormous liquidity. Proof of this is that Musk has bought 9.3% of Twitter shares in these hours , becoming the company’s largest individual shareholder.

I consider Vladimir Putin to be significantly richer than me

Elon Musk said in an interview with Business Insider. On the same occasion, Musk also spoke of energy dependence on Russia, explaining that it will be essential to return to investing in nuclear power.

Let me be clear: not only must nuclear plants not be closed, but those that are already closed must be reopened


he, in fact, added. Words that perfectly reflect another of his recent statements , when on the occasion of an interview in Italy he said that public opinion should “go back to seeing nuclear energy as a positive thing” and that “if we don’t want to open new plants, at least we don’t close the ones we have, they are safe, and certainly much less dangerous than coal-fired ones”.



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