Elon Musk has enough wealth to buy several of South Africa's biggest companies and get change

garp

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We really must think we're special if we find it striking that some US billionaire is worth more than a few of our mediocre local corporations (some of which are merely operating on past momentum).
 

eg2505

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do something useful Musk, go mine an asteroid, and simultaneously make yourself the First human being to reach a quintrillion
and crash the world economy with the amount of Mineral wealth just 1 asteroid has.

or finally do something actually useful with all those Rockets you have laying around,
send Nuclear waste into Space, where it cant harm anybody.

I mean if you sent a car to orbit, why not something we actually need?
 
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w1z4rd

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Well done Elon, you have achieved more than those that **** on your name. That is the way.
 

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His wealth is about 70% of this entire country's GDP (USD862 billion).

Pity that the environment does not exist for people like him to build that sort of business success locally.
 

yebocan

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well, since we have Johann Rupert Sundays...maybe we can have Elon Musk Saturdays ... or does he get a weekday?
 

eg2505

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Till one explodes and rains down nuclear waste over your house. Bad plan.
its already happened, with a spcaecraft RTG, so how bad could an airborne Chernobyl be?
not bad, not terrible, Dyatlov?
 

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Those South African companies probably each make more profit than Tesla, so it's better to be invested in MTN, Vodacom, Standard Bank etc, than Tesla from a risk point-of-view.
 
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Hellhound105

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do something useful Musk, go mine an asteroid, and simultaneously make yourself the First human being to reach a quintrillion
and crash the world economy with the amount of Mineral wealth just 1 asteroid has.

or finally do something actually useful with all those Rockets you have laying around,
send Nuclear waste into Space, where it cant harm anybody.

I mean if you sent a car to orbit, why not something we actually need?

I would want to do this with all types of minerals.

Just to crash the so called value these minerals hold. One can dream.
 
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