For 48 hours screenshots of SMS exchanges between Bill Gates and Elon Musk have been published on Twitter. World’s richest man blames fourth richest man for shorting Tesla.
The billionaire war
Elon Musk, boss of Tesla and Space X (among others), published record profits for his brand of electric vehicles last week. The opportunity for Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, to propose to him to invest with him in actions to fight against climate change.
Proposal which was not really to the liking of Elon Musk who asked him in return if he still had 500,000 thousand dollars of “short” positions on the Tesla brand (type of investment which consists of betting on the fall the value of a company’s assets). The founder of Miscrosoft having admitted not having closed them, Elon Musk then retorted to him that he could not discuss ecology seriously ecology with someone who invested heavily against Tesla, the company that works the most to fight against climate change » .
Elon Musk confirmed that the screenshots were real, however denying having leaked them himself.
Elon Musk compares Bill Gates to the ‘pregnant man’ emoji
This is not the first time that the two billionaires have argued. We remember their past disagreements on subjects such as Covid-19, the colonization of Mars or even crypto-currencies. Following this latest billionaire feud, Elon Musk decided to publicly mock (humiliate?) Bill Gates by comparing the billionaire’s belly to the “pregnant man” emoji along with the following message: ” In case you need to end an erection quickly. »