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The richest man on earth: this is what Elon Musk can buy | Financial

2.3 million Teslas

He probably has one “of the business,” but Musk, nevertheless founder, CEO and major shareholder of Tesla, still has enough money to buy his own electric car. More than one, in fact, he can afford 2,312,500 of the Model X, the luxury sedan that costs about $ 80,000 each. If they were all in a traffic jam, the line of cars would be 462 kilometers long – that is the distance between Rotterdam and Paris.

3,400 space journeys

Just driving a car is too boring when your name is Elon Musk: the sky is the limit, and so the entrepreneur is also the man behind SpaceX, a company that already builds rockets to send astronauts to space station ISS, as well as commercial flights outside of the space. atmosphere. Cost of a seat: $ 55 million for a ten-day trip. For that money, Musk can step aboard 3,363 times himself, hovering weightlessly and looking down on Earth for 92 years.

632 aircraft

Of course, if you’re as rich as Elon Musk, a modest private jet isn’t enough. Take the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the showpiece of the American aircraft manufacturer (and in space Musk’s competitor). It costs just under $ 300 million each, so Musk could buy 632 of it if he wanted. And then step into a different device every day for almost two years.

A team of star football players

Would Musk be interested in sponsoring a sports team, maybe football players? Can be fun, he has to buy off a few contracts. For example, it costs $ 825 million to buy Lionel Messi away from FC Barcelona (and thereby give Ronald Koeman a fair amount of headache), and Real Madrid is asking $ 1.2 billion for striker Karim Benzema.

A final transfer fee is probably much lower, but let’s start with these maximum amounts: for $ 2 billion, Musk has already bought a nice vanguard. Add to that the $ 263 million that Paris Saint-Germain paid for Neymar, and the bottom of Musk’s wallet is still out of sight.

In fact, if you assume market value, instead of maximum transfer fees, then the most expensive team in the world (with Dutchmen Matthijs de Ligt and Virgil van Dijk) will cost “only” $ 1.4 billion. Pittance, if you are the world’s richest.

740 million bottles of tequila

Tesla not only makes cars, but also tequila. For $ 250 per three-quarters of a liter, in lightning-shaped bottles. If your name is Elon Musk and you have $ 185 billion in assets, you can buy 740 million of those bottles. And give about half of all Chinese a bottle as a present.

Houses? Well no…

In May 2020, Musk still owned $ 100 million in houses (you can say estates), but he is selling them. The Tesla CEO does not want to own houses, he said at the time. In 2013 he did have a sloppy $ 920,000 left for a Lotus Esprit underwater car, which has also featured in the James Bond film The spy who loved me.

Musk is also investing money in new companies: in 2018 another sloppy $ 100 million in The boring company, a company that wants to dig a tunnel under Los Angeles so that traffic above ground can be relieved.

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