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SpaceX could make Elon Musk world’s first trillionaire, says Morgan Stanley
Most of world’s richest person’s fortune so far has come from electric car company Tesla

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

20, Oct, 2021 @11:10 AM

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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 value

Richard Luscombe

13, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Tesla headquarters will move from California to Texas, Elon Musk says
Boss confirms move after clashes with California officials as Texas governor Greg Abbott welcomes Musk to ‘the land of opportunity and innovation’

Gloria Oladipo in New York and agencies

08, Oct, 2021 @1:40 PM

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The richest Americans became 40% richer during the pandemic
The Forbes 400 – who have each accumulated at least $2.9bn – added $4.5tn to their wealth

Dominic Rushe

05, Oct, 2021 @3:43 PM

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The Contrarian review - inside the strange world of PayPal founder Peter Thiel
Max Chafkin’s thorough study of the tech titan reveals a man with his eye on the main chance, rather than a visionary

John Naughton

03, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘You can’t sue your way to the moon’: Elon Musk intensifies Bezos space feud
SpaceX founder, who in April won a contract from Nasa, took a jab at Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin for suing when it lost out on deal

Aisha Gani

30, Sep, 2021 @7:19 PM

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Elon Musk v Jeff Bezos: the ridiculous rivalry of the world’s richest men
The wealth of the Tesla boss and would-be space coloniser has overtaken that of his Amazon rival. How does he plan to celebrate? By being as puerile as possible

29, Sep, 2021 @3:11 PM

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Elon Musk welcomes SpaceX crew home with $50m donation to charity
Four-person crew asked for the public’s help in reaching fundraising target of $200m for the children’s charity St Jude

Richard Luscombe in Miami and agencies

19, Sep, 2021 @1:19 PM

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SpaceX launches world’s first ‘amateur astronaut’ crew to orbit Earth
Launch marks biggest advancement so far in space tourism as Elon Musk’s company conducts first chartered passenger flight

Alexandra Villarreal and agencies

16, Sep, 2021 @6:11 PM

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‘The point is ambition’: are we ready to follow Netflix into space?
The ambitious new look at SpaceX’s first all-civilian flight, the streaming platform’s first real-time docuseries, takes reality television to space

Adrian Horton

07, Sep, 2021 @5:19 AM

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Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space review – does Elon Musk really need the free PR?
Netflix’s new documentary series sells the first all-civilian flight to space as an exercise in philanthropy, but it’s little more than a privilege-fuelled puff piece for the billionaire’s adventures

Lucy Mangan

06, Sep, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch site threatens wildlife, Texas environmental groups say
The site in Boca Chica, south Texas is surrounded by protected lands that host a huge range of local wildlife including turtles and hundreds of bird species

Dianna Wray

05, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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