The richest man in the world thinks that there is someone who could be richer than him.
Elon Musk confirmed in an interview with Mathias Döpfner, the CEO of Axel Springer that he thinks that the Russian president is the richest person.
“How do you feel, being — at a net worth of $260 billion roughly — perceived as the richest person on earth?” Döpfner asked Musk during the interview. “I do think that Putin is significantly richer than me,” Musk answered.
In 2021, Tesla’s CEO reach the top of the richest people list, passing Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. Now his net worth is more than $256 billion.
Nobody knows the exact massive wealth of Vladimir Putin or where he keeps his fortune. The sure thing is that he has a $1.4 billion palace on the Black Sea in addition to a $4 million Monaco apartment.
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However, Musk’s speculation could be right. In 2017, the financier Bill Browder said that he believes Putin “has accumulated $200 billion of ill-gotten gains.”
Due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the US and Western countries have implemented sanctions targeting Russia, the government’s top allies, and Putin himself.
When Döpfner asked Musk about Putin’s invasion, he said: “I think the American government has done more than people may realize. But it is just not been very public. But it is important to do something serious. We cannot let Putin take over Ukraine. This is crazy.