The rift between Elon Musk and Bill Gates is growing. Recently, the founder of Microsoft, in an interview with the French “YouTube”, defended his position in the fight against climate change and criticized Elon Musk.
“I’m done a lot more to tackle climate change than Musk or anyone else. I’m investing quite a lot of money in it, I’m backing companies too …” Gates said, adding that selling stocks would not stop the business or hurt anyone.
Gates also explained to YouTube why he did not join Musk, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson in the 2021 space race, as Gates noted he was more concerned about the presence of measles and malaria-like illnesses.
Recall, before that, Musk tweeted Gates on Twitter, posted what he saw as a photo of himself with the pregnant man’s “emoji” and added a vulgar caption. If there was a misunderstanding between the two magnates, the so-called It was announced in April. Currently, Twitter users have released several screenshots that appear to include correspondence between Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. According to this correspondence, Gates asked Musk about the ways of philanthropy, and the billionaire wrote to him that he could not take the conversation from him seriously.
in case u need to lose a boner fast pic.twitter.com/fcHiaXKCJi
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 23, 2022
“I’m sorry, but I can not take your philanthropy for climate change seriously when you are so skeptical of Tesla – a company that is doing everything it can to tackle climate change,” Musk told Gates. Musk’s dissatisfaction is even caused by Gates admitting that he sold half a billion dollars worth of shares in Tesla. The reason for this was his expectation that the company’s share price would fall in the future. Such moves, especially when talking about an influential person like Bill Gates, push other investors to sell shares, which lowers the price of the latter and damages the public image of the company.
The authenticity of the later published signature was confirmed by Musk.
Bill Gates then responded to Musk’s purchase of Twitter, saying he doubted the future of Twitter in the hands of Elon Musk – he could make the platform worse.
According to some Twitter users, Gates is hypocritical about the fact that he publicly supports the fight against climate change, but at the same time, he is skeptical of the electric car company and sells shares in Tesla.