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Elon Musk is predicted to become the world's first trillionaire, thanks to SpaceX. Here's how the dual CEO went from getting bullied as a child to becoming one of the most successful and controversial men in tech.

Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is worth $242 billion. He who was born in South Africa, has been married three times, and has six sons. Musk is a controversial leader who has incited lawsuits and SEC investigations. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk may already be the world's richest person. But if one analyst's prediction comes true, he could become the world's first trillionaire. Morgan Stanley Ad...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Hollywood, Texas, Robert Downey Jr, Microsoft, Australia, California, Ebay, White House, Ipo, Germany, Time

Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg were rivals long before Dorsey mocked Facebook's metaverse plan. Theirs is just one of a dozen yearslong feuds between some of the world's most powerful tech leaders.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Joe Raedle/Getty Images; Mark Lennihan/AP Photo While there are many close friendships in Silicon Valley, there are also plenty of feuds. Some appear to be friendly rivalries, like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle founder Larry Ellison. Others are more contentious: Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, for example, have been feuding for years. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground for rivalries. In a place where world-changing ideas...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, US, San Francisco, Trends

Amazon Is Already Spending Game Of Thrones Money To Make The Wheel Of Time

In case you haven't heard the big news — the next "Game of Thrones" is on the way! It's called... "Westworld"? Or maybe "The Witcher"? Perhaps it's "The Expanse"? Or Amazon's "Lord of the Rings"? So many shows have had the title thrown their way, that it's getting pretty hard to keep track. But the latest addition to the club has been getting the comparison since the project was first announced.Amazon's upcoming fantasy epic, "The Wheel of Time" shares much in common with HBO's crown jewel — bot...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Time, Weber, Bezos, Mike Weber, Stone, Amazon Studios, Witcher, Two Rivers, Brad Stone, Rafe Judkins

Elon Musk is now worth $230 billion—as much as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett combined

Joe Raedle | Getty Images Elon Musk has entered rarified air in the world billionaire rankings. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO is not only currently the richest person in the world, but is now worth as much as fellow billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett combined. The 50-year-old’s net worth is $230 billion as of Friday morning, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Gates sits in fourth place with $130 billion and Buffett is No. 10 with $102 billion. Both Gates and Buffett ...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Buffett, Bezos, Bloomberg Bill Gates, Joe Raedle, Bloomberg Billionaires Index Gates, Getty Images Elon Musk, Bloomberg Billionaires Index Spencer Platt

Captain Kirk Safely Goes To Space and Back

New submitter pele writes: Captain Kirk alias William Shatner has just safely completed his first trip to space and back, and in the process has become the oldest person ever to have been to space. More news and coverage at BBC and Evening Standard. Blue Origin took the 90-year-old just about 60 miles (100km) above the Earth's surface where those aboard got to experience a short period of weightlessness. The trip only lasted about 10 minutes. "Everybody in the world needs to do this," the Cana...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Bbc, William Shatner, Bezos, Kirk

William Shatner completes flight on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space

Star Trek actor, 90, made a real-life leap into the stars, as Amazon owner Bezos aims to dominate space tourism industryThe Star Trek actor William Shatner has become the oldest human in space, at the age of 90, during a brief but successful second crewed flight on Wednesday of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship from the west Texas desert.The Canadian, who for four decades played Captain James Kirk, the fearless commander of the USS Enterprise, was invited by the private space company’s found...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Texas, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, James Kirk

William Shatner to blast off on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space

Famed Star Trek actor, 90, set for real-life leap into the starsAmazon owner Bezos bids to dominate space tourism industryWilliam Shatner, the veteran actor who spent four decades playing the fearless commander of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise, is set for a real-life leap into the stars early on Wednesday on the next stage of billionaire Jeff Bezos’s quest to dominate the fledgling space tourism industry.The successful completion of the 11-minute flight alongside three civilian crew mates, with lif...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, Shatner, Van Horn Texas

Rocket men: how billionaires are using celebrities as PR for their space projects

Critics see the ‘awful business’ of private space tourism as having little technological or exploration valueAs Star Trek’s iconic Captain James T Kirk, he voyaged the universe for the good of humanity. The nonagenarian actor William Shatner’s brief, real-life thrill ride off the planet today, however, is much less about advancing the species as promoting the fortunes of Blue Origin, the private space company owned by the Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos that’s taking him there.Booking arguably the most...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Technology, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, James T Kirk

10 things in tech you need to know today

Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Facebook's Oversight Board will meet with whistleblower Frances Haugen. Haugen tweeted that Facebook has lied to the board "repeatedly," adding that she'd be joining the board for a meeti...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Netflix, New York Times, Musk, Dave Chappelle, Bezos, Andy Jassy, Barclay, Newsletters

Blue Origin postpones William Shatner’s space flight by a day

William Shatner is heading to space on October 13th | Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic  Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company Blue Origin said Sunday it will postpone the flight that is slated to fly William Shatner to space due to forecasted high winds at its launch site. The flight of the company’s New Shepard spacecraft is now scheduled for 9:30AM ET on October 13th, a day later than originally planned. It’s targeted to lift off from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One in Texas. A stat...
Tags: Texas, Science, Tech, Nasa, Star Trek, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, James T Kirk, Shatner, New Shepard, Wally Funk, Medidata, Chris Boshuizen, Oliver Daeman

Twitch Defaced With Pictures of Jeff Bezos

Hackers have managed to deface Twitch for a few hours this morning, replacing a number of background game images with photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. From a report: Users reported seeing images of Bezos in the listings for GTA V, Dota 2, Smite, Minecraft, Apex Legends, and many more on the Amazon-owned service. It's not clear how the background images were changed or whether this latest incident was aided by a huge security breach at Twitch earlier this week. Hackers were able to exploit a serv...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Jeff Bezos, Twitch, Bezos, GTA V Dota

10 things in tech you need to know today

Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Facebook's whistleblower testified that "the buck stops with Mark." Frances Haugen told a Senate committee that there's no one currently holding Zuckerberg accountable - but that a federal oversight board could keep Facebook in check.But Ha...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Senate, Africa, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Silicon Valley, Musk, Zuckerberg, Forbes, Richard Blumenthal

10 things in tech you need to know today

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Facebook had a rough day yesterday. Following whistleblower Frances Haugen's interview on 60 Minutes (watch a clip here), Mark Zuckerberg's net worth took a nosedive, dipping by $7 billion in a matter of hours. What's behind the nosedive: A ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, China, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Alibaba, Jeff Bezos, Owen Wilson

Blue Origin Has a Toxic Culture, Former and Current Employees Say

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A former communications executive at Blue Origin and 20 other current and former employees have written a blistering essay about the company's culture, citing safety concerns, sexist attitudes, and a lack of commitment to the planet's future. "In our experience, Blue Origin's culture sits on a foundation that ignores the plight of our planet, turns a blind eye to sexism, is not sufficiently attuned to safety concerns, and silences those who ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Tech, Ars Technica, Earth, Jeff Bezos, Smith, Blue Origin, Bezos, Abrams, Bob Smith, Epic Systems, Alexandra Abrams, Sorbet Smith

Blue Origin 'Gambled' With Its Moon Lander Pricing, NASA Says in Legal Documents

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin "gambled" with its Moon lander proposal last year by hoping NASA would be willing to negotiate its $5.9 billion price tag, agency attorneys argued in blunt legal filings obtained by The Verge. From a report: NASA, cash-strapped with a tight budget from Congress, declined to negotiate and turned down Blue Origin's lunar lander in April and picked SpaceX's instead, sparking ongoing protests from Bezos' space company. NASA officials haven't talked much about Blue Origin's le...
Tags: Spacex, Congress, Tech, Nasa, Lockheed Martin, Blue Origin, Bezos, Jeff Bezos Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Blue Origin, Brent Sherwood

10 things in tech you need to know today

Amazon Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Amazon just unveiled its home robot. Named Astro, the robot has a periscope camera, microphone, and touchscreen, and can navigate your house to investigate security issues. Take a look at the robot that will keep a watchful eye on your home - and you.2. This writer got to...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Colorado, Drew Houston, China, Satya Nadella, US, America, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Dropbox

Blue Origin plans to blast William Shatner into space on its New Shepard rocket in October, reports say

At 90 years old, William Shatner would be the oldest man to ever be launched into space. Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is reportedly going to space aboard a Blue Origin rocket. The 15-minute civilian flight is expected to take place in October, TMZ reported. Sources close to Shatner told TMZ that the flight will be filmed for an upcoming documentary. See more stories on Insider's business page. William Shatner is preparing for a trip to sp...
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, San Diego, Space Flight, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Artemis, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, Kirk

Judge Releases Redacted Lunar Lander Lawsuit From Bezos' Blue Origin Against NASA-SpaceX Contract

ytene writes: As reported by CNBC, the US Court of Federal Claims has released a redacted version of the lawsuit, filed by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, in a complaint against NASA. Earlier this year, the agency had awarded a $2.9 billion contract to SpaceX for the design and development of a lunar lander. Although NASA has a long history of awarding contracts to promote innovation and competition, the Blue Origin suit seemed a little unusual given the company's current lack of launch experience (t...
Tags: Spacex, Tech, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Blue Origin, Bezos, Government Accountability Office, US Court of Federal Claims, Bezos Blue Origin Against NASA

Jeff Bezos Says Traveling To Space Changed How He Thinks About Nature

Jeff Bezos on Monday pledged to give away $1 billion in grants this year with a focus on conservation efforts. "Nature is our life support system and it's fragile," Bezos said Monday at an event in New York City. "I was reminded of this just this July when I went into space with Blue Origin. I'd heard that seeing the Earth from space changes one's point of view of the world, but I was not prepared for just how much that would be true." CNBC reports: The pledge comes through the Bezos Earth Fund,...
Tags: Amazon, New York City, Tech, Jeff Bezos, Pacific Ocean, Cnbc, Central Africa, Andes, Bezos, Congo Basin, Bezos Earth Fund

Inspiration4’s successful splashdown is just the beginning of private spaceflight for SpaceX

Just like that, they came back. The Inspiration4 crew made a triumphant splashdown on Saturday evening off the east coast of Florida, marking the close of the first completely private, all-civilian space mission. SpaceX’s Go Searcher recovery ship hauled the Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Resilience, a little less than an hour after splashdown. The crew was then ferried via helicopter to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where they received standard medical checks. The successful completion of the missi...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, European Space Agency, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Aerospace, Musk

I built a $4Bn company: Here are 12 mindsets that helped me

Over the last 5 years, I built a $4B company. Sounds awesome right? Not until recently. I made every mistake imaginable. The toughest part was getting my head right. Here are the 12 mindset rules that I’ve developed. Rule 1: Get Started If you tell 10 people about your idea, it’ll go something like this: – 5 will say it won’t work – 3 will say you’re crazy – 2 will be indifferent The best part? None of these people’s opinions matter. Just get started. It’ll be the hardest thing y...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Tech, Bolt, Bezos, Thethreadmill

Update your Apple devices NOW, because ‘Pegasus’ is loose

After first being discovered in 2016, Israel-based NSO Group and its notorious Pegasus spyware have caused chaos. This ranges from exploiting WhatsApp flaws, all the way through to the Bezos hack. The latest chapter in this book of mayhem impacts Apple,. Today the company has issued an emergency security update for iPhones, Macs, and Apple Watches to plug a potential vulnerability that Pegasus could’ve exploited. A quick PSA: Update your Apple devices now. Before we get into the details of that,...
Tags: Apple, Security, Startups, Israel, Pegasus, Bezos, NSO, NSO Group

The Red Warning Light On Richard Branson's Space Flight

Nicholas Schmidle writes via the New Yorker: On July 11th, nearly a minute into the rocket trip carrying Richard Branson, the British billionaire, to space, a yellow caution light appeared on the ship's console. The craft was about twenty miles in the air above the White Sands Missile Range, in New Mexico, and climbing, traveling more than twice the speed of sound. But it was veering off course, and the light was a warning to the pilots that their flight path was too shallow and the nose of the ...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, New Mexico, Air Force, Air Traffic Control, Branson, Virgin Atlantic, Bezos, Mackay, Dave Mackay, White Sands Missile Range, Nicholas Schmidle, Masucci, Mike Masucci

Amazon's future is in flux under new CEO Andy Jassy

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy Reuters/Mike Blake Andy Jassy took over as CEO from founder Jeff Bezos earlier this year. A slew of executive reshuffles and departures have followed this leadership switch. AWS, the main profit engine, is seeing the most turmoil. Other business units are in flux, too See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon is in the midst of the biggest leadership overhaul in its history. That's put the future in flux and sowed seeds of doubt about the western wo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Amazon Prime, UPS, Aws, Nice, Vesta, Jeff Bezos, MGM, Amazon Web Services, Bezos, Clark, Andy Jassy

CryptoPunks blasts past $1 billion in lifetime sales as NFT speculation surges

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week we dove into Bezos’s Blue Origin suing NASA. This week, I’m writing about the unlikely and triumphant resurgence of the NFT market. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox from the newsletter page , and follow my tweets @lucasmtny . The big thing If I could, I would probably write about NFTs in this newsletter every week. I generally stop myself from actually doing so because I try my best to ...
Tags: Apple, Uber, Twitter, California, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Cryptography, Kanye West, United States, App-store, Judge, Kano, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum

SCOTT GALLOWAY: Facebook has been on a mission to create a virtual reality 'metaverse' since 2016 - here's why it won't work

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on stage at an Oculus developers conference in 2016. Glenn Chapmann/AFP via Getty Images Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent blog post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway discusses Mark Zuckerberg's trek to expand Facebook into a virtual reality 'metaverse.' See more stories on Insider's business page. "The gr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Christopher Nolan, Microsoft, Indonesia, China, US, Trends, Earth, Tim Cook, Sony, Kickstarter, Reddit, Cbs

Blue Origin Employees Are Jumping Ship

schwit1 writes: Jeff Bezos might have felt triumphant when he rocketed toward the edge of space last month, but apparently the same can't be said about other employees at Blue Origin. On Friday, CNBC was first to report that over a dozen engineers had left Bezos's company in recent weeks, with some departing for high-ranking roles at rival spaceflight outfits. Among the major names that departed Blue Origin were Nitin Arora -- the lead engineer on Blue Origin's lunar lander program -- and Laur...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, New Shepard, Jeff Ashby, Lauren Lyons, Nitin Arora, Steve Bennet, Blue Origin On Friday CNBC, Firefly Aerospace Arora, SpaceX Fox Business

10 things in tech you need to know today

Roy Rochlin / WireImage Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Apple employees built a website for colleagues to share stories of harassment. The website, AppleToo, launched Monday and lets employees share mistreatment they've experienced at the company, including instances of discrimination. Organizers say Googl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Army, Beverly Hills, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Jeff Bezos, US Army, Visa, Gimlet, Bezos

Suing your way to the stars

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! I’m back from a very fun and rehabilitative couple weeks away from my phone, my Twitter account and the news cycle. That said, I actually really missed writing this newsletter, and while Greg did a fantastic job while I was out, I won’t be handing over the reins again anytime soon. Plenty happened this week and I struggled to zero in on a single topic to address, but I finally chose to focus on Bezos’s Blue Origin suing NASA. If you’re reading t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Food, TC, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Congress, America, Entrepreneur, Tech, Tesla, Walmart, Banking, Nasa, Afghanistan

SiriusXM launches ‘TikTok Radio,’ a music channel featuring viral hits hosted by TikTok stars

If viral TikTok songs like Dr. Dog’s “Where’d All the Time Go?” or Bo Burnham’s “Bezos I” weren’t already stuck in your head on loop, now they could be. Today SiriusXM launched a TikTok Radio channel, which features TikTok creators as channel hosts. The station is designed to sound like a “radio version of the platform’s ‘For You’ feed,” Sirius XM said. SiriusXM, parent company to Pandora, announced this music channel in May, teasing the launch with curated Pandora playlists from influencers lik...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Music, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Tech, Pandora, Radio, Ed Sheeran, Creators, Artists, Fleetwood Mac, Streaming Music, Sirius Xm

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