If you have been following the news over the past year, you have likely noticed the growing rivalry between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. The question on everyone’s mind is why Jeff Bezos has such an intense dislike of Elon Musk and what makes him so angry that he is going out of his way to take down Musk. Let me answer that question for you in this scathing indictment that will give you all the answers you need about why Jeff Bezos hates Elon Musk so much.
The Billionaire vs Billionaire War
Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are two of the most influential and innovative entrepreneurs of our generation. They’re also two of the richest men in the world, with a combined net worth of over $200 billion. But there’s one thing that sets them apart: their approach to business.
Jeff Bezos founded Amazon and has made it one of the largest companies in history. While other CEOs spend billions on marketing, Bezos is constantly looking for ways to grow his company at a cheaper cost. He’s also focused on innovating every step of his business by investing in areas that could pay off down the road, like artificial intelligence, the internet of things and drone delivery. The result? His company has become dominant in multiple markets, including e-commerce and cloud computing.
Elon Musk is another innovative billionaire who’s thinking long-term with his businesses. However, he focuses more on projects that are further out in time like electric cars, space travel and renewable energy solutions.
Something Bigger Than Either Man?
When it comes to business, there are few people who have accomplished as much as Jeff Bezos. He’s the founder and CEO of Amazon, one of the world’s most valuable companies. He’s also a major player in the tech industry, and his company is constantly innovating. So when he takes a shot at someone like Elon Musk, it’s worth paying attention.
In a recent interview with Recode, he pointed out something that’s obvious to anyone who follows both men closely: Elon is quite exceptional at execution. However, he also suggests that there’s more to success than just executing. I am someone who has competed with him…and I have said repeatedly I do not think his company will succeed. I have said that publicly and I have said it privately.
What Amazon and SpaceX Have in Common
Amazon and SpaceX are two very different companies. Amazon is a giant in the e-commerce and cloud computing space, while SpaceX is a relative newcomer that focuses on space exploration. However, there are some key similarities between the two companies. Both are led by visionary founders/CEOs, both have ambitious long-term plans, and both have faced criticism for their business practices.
Unfortunately, there’s one thing that both Amazon and SpaceX have in common: each has had a major public feud with Elon Musk. The reason for these feuds was never clear, but it wasn’t hard to speculate about what might have led to them. It seemed logical that some personality conflict might be at play, but I wanted to know more. After digging around for answers, I discovered several similarities between Amazon and SpaceX that go beyond how they treat their CEOs and give you insight into how these companies operate.
There’s no question that Jeff Bezos is a visionary and a powerful businessman. But there’s also no question that he’s fiercely competitive, and it seems clear that he sees Elon Musk as a threat. In fact, it seems like he might even be a little bit scared of him.
I think it’s pretty obvious to anyone who’s paying attention that Jeff Bezos has been trying to knock Musk down a peg or two for years. Why else would Amazon release drone delivery products before even trying them out in beta? Why else would he sell an inferior product at a higher price?
And why else would he straight up copy Tesla and Solar City, only with half-baked technology? Sure, there are plenty of explanations that don’t involve senseless competition and jealousy. But I’m sure we’d all rather live in a world where powerful billionaires take time out of their day to put another billionaire in his place.
There’s a lesson to be learned here. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading, and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. You can find my other stuff here. Thanks for reading!