Google’;s Page, left, is well worth $ 24.9 billion and Musk is at $ 6.6 billion, according to Forbes.
Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page says that when he dies he has a program for the place his billions ought to go — not to charity, but to people like Tesla founder Elon Musk.
Webpage spoke with Charlie Rose at a TED conference on Wednesday and said that his cash should go to individuals such as Musk who are capable of changing the planet.
Musk is the head of Tesla Motors Inc., SpaceX and Solar City and needs to get people to Mars. It was this idea that drew praise from Web page, who named it inspired and explained “that’s a company, and that’s philanthropical.”
“You’re working simply because you want to modify the globe and make it much better,” Web page said throughout the interview. “If the business you work for is worthy of your time, why not your income as nicely?”
Webpage sounded a bit dour on organizations that didn’t have the very same targets as Musk or Google, saying that revolutionary adjust is essential in technological innovation instead of the incremental change that he is seeing.
Musk has proved capable of revolutionary modify — having developed electrical-powered sports automobiles, vast solar arrays and rocket ships that can not only ferry goods to and from the International Room Station, but land themselves vertically to be reused.
“[Musk] is honored by Larry’s comments and quite significantly admires what he has completed with Google,” a Tesla spokeswoman wrote in an e-mail.
According to Forbes magazine’;s 2013 checklist of the 400 richest men and women in America, Page ranked No. 13 with a net really worth of $ 24.9 billion. Musk ranked No. 61 with $ 6.7 billion.
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