- In an unexpected twist in the billionaire saga that has captivated audiences for years, Elon Musk, the audacious CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, recently made headlines by suggesting that tech magnate Bill Gates deserves some time behind bars. Was it over monopolizing the personal computer market? Or perhaps due to a disagreement on whose rockets are fancier? Well, as the details unfold, it’s evident that the stakes have never been this humorous.
During a recent virtual event titled “Billionaire Banter: The Future of Tech,” Musk, ever the entertainer, was seen sporting a T-shirt that read, “I went to space, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.” Gates, not one to be overshadowed, quipped back, “At least I don’t have to worry about parking a rocket in my backyard.”
The playful jabs quickly escalated when Gates brought up the time he beat Musk at a game of Minesweeper back in 2001. Musk, visibly pretending to be irritated, retaliated, “Well, Bill, maybe it’s time you faced some real challenges. How about a stint in jail? I think orange would look great on you.”
The online audience erupted with laughter, clearly relishing the theatrical rivalry between the two tech icons. Twitter was abuzz with memes, gifs, and a slew of comments. “#GatesBehindBars” and “#MuskGatesShowdown” quickly began trending.