The visionary world of Elon Musk
The tech entrepreneur says he'll be paying $11 billion in tax this year
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One of the richest and most visionary entrepreneurs of the modern age, Elon Musk continues to astound the business world with his flair for innovation and commercial intelligence. Meanwhile, he's also become a celebrity.
As his wealth and influence has increased, so too has attention on his taxes. For example, after Musk was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted, "Let's change the rigged tax code so 'The Person of the Year' will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else."
The richest man in the world heard the people's complaints and tweeted on December 20, "For those wondering, I will pay over $11 billion in taxes this year." It got over half a million likes. Of course, he'll still remain the richest, since Bloomberg Billionaires Index puts his wealth at US$243 billion, while Tesla is worth around US$1 trillion and SpaceX is worth US$100 billion, the BBC reports.
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