Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) responded to Senator Bernie Sanders who criticized his wealth. Musk argued his fortune will be used to better serve humankind. In a response to an article published by Clean Technica, Musk said he wants to make life “multi-planetary.”
“I am accumulating resources to help make life multi-planetary & extend the light of consciousness to the stars,” Musk said on Twitter.
Elon has jumped to the richest person in the world last month, surpassing Jeff Bezos CEO of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN). However, Elon went back to second place following the dip in technology stocks in March. Liberals have asked for higher taxes on billionaires including Musk and Bezos. The argument is the amount they are paying as taxes is not fair, despite the services they provide.
“We are in a moment in American history where two guys — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos — own more wealth than the bottom 40% of people in this country,” Senator Bernie Sanders said on Twitter on Thursday.
The Vermont senator added: “That level of greed and inequality is not only immoral. It is unsustainable.”