Elon Musk / Bernie Sanders
50-year-old billionaire Elon Musk jokes again on Twitter. This time, 80-year-old Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders became the “victim” of the founder of the American space technology company SpaceX and the CEO of Tesla. Bernie often makes headlines in the media and every now and then becomes the hero of memes.
Elon Musk responded to another tweet by Sanders, in which he called for the super-rich Americans to pay more taxes. True, the answer was not entirely relevant – Musk, rather, in principle, expressed his attitude to the ideas and projects of Bernie Sanders:
I keep forgetting that you are still alive.
Following Elon, he addressed Sanders with another tweet, in which he ironically mentioned his recent deal. We are talking about the sale of 4.5 million shares of Tesla for a total of approximately $ 5 billion.
Do you want me to sell more shares, Bernie? Just tell me …
Bernie Sanders is one of those who actively promotes the policy of taxing the super-wealthy Americans. Elon Musk, with a fortune of $ 285 billion, fits that description. Today, the entrepreneur bears the title of the richest man in the world, ahead of even Jeff Bezos, with whom he constantly competes for this title.
Most Americans support Sanders in a survey of taxing extremely wealthy people. Last week, in Musk's Twitter poll, 58% of users voted for him to sell 10% of his Tesla shares and donate that money to pay taxes.