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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


How Neal Stephenson’s Sci-Fi Novel Snow Crash Invented the “Metaverse,” Which Facebook Now Plans to Build (1992)

Whatever the benefits and pleasures of our current internet-enriched world, one must admit that it’s not quite as exciting as the setting of Snow Crash. Originally published in 1992, that novel not only made the name of its author Neal Stephenson, it elevated him to the status of a technological Nostradamus. It did so, at least, among readers interested in the internet and its potential, which was much more of a niche subject 29 years ago. Of the many inventions with which Stephenson furnished ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Books, Technology, College, America, Sci Fi, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Seoul, Neal Stephenson, Zuckerberg, Keith Haring, Robinson, Stephenson


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


10 things in tech you need to know today

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 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. PayPal is reportedly exploring an acquisition of Pinterest. Pinterest soared as much as 19% on Wednesday after reports surfaced that PayPal is considering buying the social-media company for around $39 billion. Everything we ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Paypal, Cnn, Virgin Galactic, SEC, Silicon Valley, Starbucks, Jeff Bezos


Elon Musk's SpaceX is stirring up trillion-dollar hype. Here's what Morgan Stanley says clients are talking about.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with Crew Dragon capsule lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on September 15, 2021. Joe Raedle/Getty Images SpaceX has been stirring up trillion-dollar hype among Morgan Stanley's clients. Morgan Stanley analysts have a $200 billion bull-case valuation for the firm - double what it is today. But they acknowledge SpaceX continues to challenge "any preconceived notion of what was possible and the time frame possible..." Sign up here for our daily ne...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Morgan Stanley, Musk, Saudi Aramco, Adam Jones, SpaceX Falcon, Kennedy Space Center, Starship


How did Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin fail to dominate the billionaire space race?

The company employs the world’s top engineers and has access to unlimited money but is plagued by safety concerns and toxic workplace cultureThe billionaire space race is only a race by name. In actuality, there is SpaceX – and everyone else.Only the company founded by Elon Musk nearly two decades ago has sent a rocket booster into orbit and landed it safely again. Only SpaceX has landed a rocket the size of a 15-storey building on a drone ship in the middle of the ocean. Only SpaceX has carried...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Nasa, US work & careers, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin


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


10 things in tech you need to know today

SOPA Images / 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. LinkedIn is shutting down its Chinese site. The company is sunsetting its local site after drawing criticism for censoring profiles with content considered offensive to the country's government. It will be replaced by InJobs, a job application site...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Elon Musk, Microsoft, San Francisco, Newsletter, Trends, Linkedin, Tech, Cisco, House, New York Times, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner


‘This comforter of blue’: how Shatner’s blast into space became an ode to Earth

Captain Kirk’s profound reflection on our home planet was an ironic outcome for a trip that was meant to boost space travelThere’s nothing like a vacation to make you appreciate home.That seemed to be the sentiment behind William Shatner’s words as he returned from a brief journey to space on Wednesday. In remarks filmed after he landed, the actor described having had “the most profound experience I can imagine”. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Technology, US news, Earth, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Kirk, Shatner


10 things in tech you need to know today

DoorDash 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. DoorDash scrapped a pilot program to deliver free rape kits to college students. The company was running the program delivering at-home rape kits - but top executives didn't know about it. Once they discovered it, the program was immediately suspended. Here's ho...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Miami, SEC, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Suarez, Elizabeth Holmes


10 Things in Politics: Hunter Biden's art raises ethical questions

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:Hunter Biden isn't Trump, but what he's up to deserves your attention - even if you hate Fox NewsRepublicans are bracing for an awkward Trump speech at a big donor eventDemocrats are already floating another massive spending billWith Phil Ro...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Disney, Nbc News, US, Trends, Walmart


William Shatner in tears after historic space flight: ‘I’m so filled with emotion’

Star Trek actor, 90, says ‘I hope I never recover from this’ after becoming oldest human in space on Jeff Bezos rocket New ShepardThe Star Trek actor William Shatner declared himself “overwhelmed” at becoming 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, broke ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Texas, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, James Kirk


Nearly 400 Google and Amazon employees called for the companies to end a $1.2 billion contract with the Israeli military

Israeli soldiers of an artillery unit gather near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, on its Israeli side May 14, 2021 Amir Cohen/Reuters Hundreds of Google and Amazon employees called for their companies to cut ties with the Israeli military. Employees criticized Project Nimbus, a contract the two companies signed to sell cloud services to Israel. Employees said the technology would allow for further Israeli surveillance of Palestinians. Hundreds of Google and Amazon employees s...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Israel, Trends, Gaza, Hamas, Jeff Bezos, Human Rights Watch, Gaza Strip, Andy Jassy, Israeli Defense Forces, Customs Enforcement and Customs, Heather Schlitz, Amir Cohen Reuters Hundreds of Google, Israel Employees, Border Protection Employees


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


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


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


18 pitch decks that startups used to raise millions to disrupt media and advertising

Toch.ai Investors are pouring money into advertising, media, and marketing startups. They're trying to capitalize on changing consumer habits, marketers' need to see their ads are working, and more. Check out these 18 pitches to see how these startups sold their visions to VCs and other investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to disrupt advertising, media, and marketing.Insider has been tracking these st...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Florida, Media, Microsoft, Finance, India, Advertising, US, Trends, Siri, Diageo, Walmart


Star Trek's William Shatner On His Plan To Boldly Go Into Space

In an interview with Gayle King on "CBS Mornings," Star Trek's William Shatner talks about his plan to boldly go into space, becoming the oldest person to do so. He's planning to launch to the final frontier on Wednesday, courtesy of Jeff Bezos and his rocket company Blue Origin. CBS News reports: Shatner joked that he'll be able to brag about the age record. But he said his actual motivation was "to have the vision. I want to see space. I want to see the Earth. I want to see what we need to do ...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Cnn, Cbs, Anderson Cooper, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Funk, John Glenn, Gayle King, Shatner, Blue Origin CBS News


UK takes on Elon Musk in the broadband space race

  Image credit: The Observer  They are invisible to the naked eye, but can leave a streak of light across an astronomer’s telescope. Above our heads, the constellation of small satellites orbiting the Earth is expanding every month. Often no bigger than a fridge, they are part of a new space race as rivals compete to beam broadband internet to the hardest-to-reach places on Earth. The frontrunners are Starlink, backed by US tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, and OneWeb, which is part- ...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, North Korea, France, China, Russia, India, Softbank, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Nasa


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

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


William Shatner confirms he will go into space on Blue Origin rocket

90-year-old actor who played Captain Kirk in Star Trek will become the oldest person to reach spaceWilliam Shatner, who played Captain James T Kirk in Star Trek, has confirmed that he will go to space this month at the age of 90, thereby becoming the oldest person ever to escape the confines of Earth.Shatner will take a seat on Blue Origin’s second launch from west Texas on 12 October, the space flight company owned by Jeff Bezos said. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, World news, US news, Star Trek, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Kirk, James T Kirk, West Texas, Shatner


10 things in tech you need to know today

You can use Messenger's message status icon to determine if someone has blocked you. SOPA Images/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. The whistleblower behind the release of a raft of internal Facebook documents has been revealed. During an interview with 60 Minutes, ex-Facebook employee Frances Hau...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, UK, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Walmart, New York Times, Aws, Goldman Sachs, Jeff Bezos, Instacart, Elizabeth Holmes, Blue Origin, Newsletters


Coffee and Provocation

The Death of a Much-Loved Dog Eloquence and deep love in this piece from Hatch by Tom Davis. "I see her, still, and hope to, always." Danger Chickens Cassowaries, the most dangerous bird in the world, were raised by humans 18,000 years ago. The trick:  getting the birds to imprint on their owners at the moment of hatching. Continuous Sidewalks are Safer Streets for All Instead of sidewalks ending at the curb and picking up on the other side of the street, many sidewalks in Dutch citie...
Tags: Apple, Pets, Eu, Norway, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Richard Wright, Great Britain, Shatner, Tom Davis, PBurns, Wally Funk, Fjord Powered Electricity


Tim Cook reportedly bought a $10 million home in Southern California, and his neighbors include Kourtney Kardashian and Phil Knight

Apple CEO Tim Cook at the annual Allen & Co. Sun Valley conference. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Apple CEO Tim Cook is the buyer of a $10 million Southern California home, Dirt reports. The home has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and amenities like an infinity pool and outdoor barbecue. Cook's primary residence is in Palo Alto, near Apple's headquarters. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple CEO Tim Cook is the owner of a new Southern California home, Dirt's James...
Tags: Apple, Cook, California, Steve Jobs, America, Trends, Nike, Palo Alto, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Kris Jenner, Dirt, Kourtney Kardashian, Southern California, Forbes, Cindy Crawford


Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Disney Among Companies Backing Groups Against Climate Bill

mspohr writes: Some of America's most prominent companies, including Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Disney, are backing business groups that are fighting landmark climate legislation, despite their own promises to combat the climate crisis, a new analysis has found. A clutch of corporate lobby groups and organizations have mobilized to oppose the proposed $3.5tn budget bill put forward by Democrats, which contains unprecedented measures to drive down planet-heating gases. The reconciliation bill h...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Disney, US, America, Tech, Joe Biden, US Senate, Jeff Bezos, Chuck Schumer, Apple Amazon Microsoft


10 things in tech you need to know today

Joe Raedle/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. Blue Origin employees accuse Jeff Bezos of sacrificing safety to win the billionaire space race. In an open letter published this week, 21 current and former Blue Origin employees accused the CEO of abandoning safety - and creating a toxic, sexist work cu...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Massachusetts, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Salesforce, Jeff Bezos, Taylor, Falcon, Elizabeth Holmes, Blue Origin, Don, Holmes, AT T


Jeff Bezos’s space flight firm ‘rife with sexism’, employees’ letter claims

Open letter by current and ex-staffers alleges ‘consistently inappropriate’ behaviour by Blue Origin leadersA group of current and former employees at Blue Origin, the space flight company owned by the Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, has accused the business of operating a work environment that is “rife with sexism” and prefers “breakneck speed” to safety.An open letter written by Alexandra Abrams, the former head of employee communications at Blue Origin and 20 other current and former workers, say...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, Technology, World news, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Alexandra Abrams


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


The 10 Apple TV Shows That Justify A Subscription

With multiple Emmy Award wins for "Ted Lasso" and the launch of prestige titles like "Foundation," Apple TV+ has been gaining momentum, becoming more of a must-have for viewers in the streaming age. Unlike the big guns — Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ — Apple TV+ isn't a service that gives you access to an extensive library of old movie titles. It relies more on new and original content.As a result, it has had to up its acquisition game. We already put together a list of 10 Apple TV+ m...
Tags: Apple, England, New York, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Mexico, Amc, Superman, Disney, America, Nasa, Earth, Ted, Afghanistan, David



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