Elon Musk: ‘Putin is significantly richer than me’

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Elon Musk is the wealthiest man on record, but he believes Putin is much wealthier. The Tesla CEO reclaimed his crown as the world’s wealthiest person in late 2021, when he overtook Amazon’s, Jeff Bezos. “How do you feel about being regarded as the wealthiest person on the planet, with an estimated net worth of $260 billion?” During a recent interview, Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Insider’s parent company, Axel Springer, asked Musk this question.

“I believe Putin is substantially wealthier than me,” Musk said. Nobody knows how much of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s huge fortune exists or where it is hidden. Putin is connected to a $1.4 billion Black Sea house and a $4 million Monaco flat. Some claim that Putin is the world’s wealthiest man, with billionaire Bill Browder stating in 2017 that he believes Putin “has acquired $200 billion of ill-gotten profits.”

Following Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States and Western nations imposed sanctions on Russia, Putin’s closest supporters, and the Russian president himself. Musk said during his conversation with Döpfner on Putin’s invasion that it is critical that Putin be stopped. “I believe the American government has done more than most people realize. However, it has not been widely publicized. However, it is critical to take action. We cannot allow Putin to seize control of Ukraine. This is insane “Musk said.

Elon Musk says successfully resisted Starlink jamming, hacking attempts in Ukraine

The tech entrepreneur Elon Musk warned earlier this month that his communications satellite Starlink, the only non-Russian system running in conflict-torn Ukraine, was likely to be attacked by hackers. Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, announced in a tweet today that Starlink has so far successfully defied all jamming and hacking efforts.

In response to a news item claiming that the Russian military hacked satellite communication equipment in Ukraine at the outset of the conflict, Tesla CEO Elon Musk declared that his business had managed to keep hackers at bay.


Earlier this month, Musk sent a warning tweet.

“Caution: Because Starlink is the only non-Russian communications system still operational in certain sections of Ukraine, the likelihood of being attacked is considerable.” “Use with care,” the message said.

Musk declared the next day that SpaceX, which runs Starlink, has turned its attention to cyber security and signal jamming. Musk has cautioned that the change might cause slight delays in Starship and Starlink V2.

Musk went on to say that certain Starlink terminals in Ukraine’s conflict areas were down for many hours at a time. However, Musk claims that his company’s most recent software version prevented the jamming.

In a speech on Monday, US Vice President Joe Biden warned American companies to be cautious because evidence suggests the Russians are “exploring options” for potential cyberattacks.


After a Kyiv official requested it, Elon Musk declared that his business SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service had been established in Ukraine immediately after the Russian invasion of its neighbor started on February 24.

Starlink is a SpaceX-operated satellite internet constellation that now connects 31 nations to the Internet via satellite, with intentions to extend coverage to the whole world. 2,335 Starlinks have been launched, with 2,112 remaining in orbit. As of March 2022, 1,575 people were in licensed operating shells, and 447 more were in the process of orbit rising toward those shells.

Tens of thousands of mass-produced small satellites in low Earth orbit will ultimately communicate with specified ground transceivers. While satellite internet service is theoretically conceivable for the vast majority of the world’s population, it can only be provided in countries where SpaceX has been given permission to operate inside a particular national jurisdiction.


The SpaceX satellite development facility in Redmond, Washington, houses the Starlink research, development, manufacturing, and orbit control teams. In May 2018, SpaceX predicted that the decade-long endeavor to design, produce, and deploy the constellation would cost at least US$10 billion. According to papers filed in February 2017, SpaceX anticipates more than US$30 billion in income from its satellite constellation by 2025, while sales from its launch business are expected to reach US$5 billion in the same year.

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