Google CEO Larry Page – My Billions Should Go To Tesla CEO Elon Musk

MAR 21 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 11

At age 40, Google CEO Larry Page is younger than Tesla CEO Elon Musk (42 years old), yet Page made a statement at a recent TED conference in Vancouver, Canada suggesting that when he passes away, he’d like for his billions to go to Tesla’s Musk.

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Interviewer Charlie Rose directed this statement to Page:

“You once said you might consider giving your money to Elon Musk because you had confidence he will change the future.”

To which Page responded:

“He wants to go to Mars. That’s a worthy goal. We have a lot of employees at Google who’ve become pretty wealthy. You’re working because you want to change the world and make it better; if the company you work for is worthy of your time, why not your money as well? We just don’t think about that. I’d like for us to help out more than we are.”

Elon Musk didn’t directly comment, but Tesla sent this statement to Automotive News:

 “[Musk] is honored by Larry’s comments and very much admires what he has accomplished with Google.”

Google CEO Larry Page has an estimated worth of $24.9 billion.  Meanwhile, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is worth only $6.7 billion.

Sources: TED & Automotive News

 

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11 Comments on "Google CEO Larry Page – My Billions Should Go To Tesla CEO Elon Musk"

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I always liked the joke about Warren Buffet working with Bill Gate’s charity.

“You know you’re rich when you have to hire Bill Gates to spend your money.”

Philanthropy is great, but it’s nice to see a few from new wealth – Buffett, Gates, Zuckerberg, Page – who outright espouse not just passing their wealth to their offspring. They seem more focused on making sure their wealth is used to do grand things.

all hail elon

Why wait until you die? You’re a young man, you could single handedly finance the gigafactory AND a worldwide supercharger buildout AND the model E. If you’re waiting to die to give some money and you’re only 40 then you’re not really serious.

+1

Before he dies, he’s going to upload all of his money to the cloud. That’s how it works, right?

🙂

In Bitcoins.

+1 to all of you!

He already is a founding investor in both Tesla and SpaceX. So he help fund the Roadster and Falcon 1, that still isn’t bad.

+1

He could die tomorrow dude, as could any of us.