I cannot stand Amazon. I just can’t stand it.
A couple of years ago, I went to visit family in the small town that I grew up in with my wife and kids. They had never been there before and it was a good chance to show them what everything looked like in the winter.
We realized that we needed some winter gloves and things like that on the first day. I told my 90 something-year-old uncle that we needed to run to the store to get some winter gloves. He told me I would have to run about fifteen miles to the nearest Walmart. The one department store in town that would have something like that had been put out of business by Amazon.
Now, if you wanted anything that was beyond the grocery store level, you had to make a thirty-mile round trip.
So, anytime someone awful happens to Jeff Bezos, I smile a little smile.
Move over, Jeff Bezos. There’s officially a new richest person on the planet.
And it’s Elon Musk.
Musk, 49, now has a net worth of $184 billion, surpassing Bezos’ wealth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The news comes as shares of Tesla, of which Musk is the co-founder and CEO, continue to surge in 2021, following a precipitous run in 2020 that saw the value of the company rise more than 700%.
Musk responded to the news on Twitter, tweeting “how strange” and that it was time to get “back to work.”