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Elon Musk said that Bill Gates has a bet against Tesla worth billions of dollars and that Jeff Bezos is 'fine, I guess.'
Musk reiterated his criticism of Bill Gates and advised Jeff Bezos to spend 'less time in the hot tub' and partying 'if he wants to get to orbit.'
In a series of tweets, Elon Musk said that Bill Gates has a multibillion-dollar short against Tesla and that Jeff Bezos is "fine, I guess."
Musk's tweets came after he asked his 3.4 million followers in a poll whether they trusted "politicians" or "billionaires" less. Of the 3.4 million people who answered, 76% said "politicians."
Musk had previously challenged Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to ask the same question of her followers. Other followers wanted to know what Musk thought of other billionaires.
Brigette Gamble, a conservative author, tweeted that she didn't trust Bill Gates. In response, Elon Musk said, "Gates still has a multi-billion dollar short position against Tesla while claiming to help with global warming, so I guess I don't trust him either."
In another answer, he said that the short was "$500M, but Tesla went up a lot, so it's now $1.5B to $2B to close it out."
When did it turn from $500 m to multi-billion?— Pale Blue Dot (@GigaS3XY) May 28, 2022
Tesla's stock rose more than 7% on Friday to $759.63, but it is still down almost 37% for the year.
Musk has criticized Gates for betting against Tesla stock in the past. He said he turned down Gates's offer of charity because his short film showed that the Microsoft founder wasn't serious about fighting climate change.
In interviews this year, Gates has hinted, but not come out and said, that he has bet against Tesla.
Another user asked Musk if he thought that Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, was "(generally) a good person?"
"I guess he's fine. He seems to be spending a lot of time in the hot tub these days "Musk tweeted. "If he wants to get to orbit, he should work more and go out less," she said, referring to the space race between the two of them.
He’s fine, I guess. Does seem like he’s spending a lot of time in the hot tub these days.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 28, 2022
If he wants to get to orbit, less partying and more work would be advisable.
Bezos and Musk have been in a feud for 15 years. They have set up companies that compete with each other and are said to argue in private.