They are the richest American founders in the world. A dazzling wealth gained by offering the world services and above all a vision that has enabled millions of people to identify with these personalities. Do these world famous figures have a moral duty to help the poorest? This article echoes the article written about Elon Musk’s contribution to humanity. We did a retrospective of the companies founded by the boss of Tesla and SpaceX.
Who is the richest?
Elon Musk has an estimated personal fortune of $227.7 billion and Jeff Bezos has an estimated personal fortune of $136.5 billion.
A moral duty
In fact, they already do. Ironically, they became billionaires by providing better and cheaper goods and services than others. People of all income levels can enjoy the benefits and convenience of Amazon.
Electric cars and solar technologies enable a cleaner future, and the competition they create drives prices down. Musk’s Starlink network brings high-speed internet to poor rural areas around the world.
Elon Musk wants to be present for great causes
We don’t know if it’s his extensive use of Twitter that allows him to be close to humanity, but he really wants to help when he can. The biggest problem is that our eyes constantly turn to millionaires to compare their virtual fortunes and global causes. If they cannot make a revolution, they are always present for great causes.
The coronavirus crisis
Elon Musk was among the first to open the doors of his factory and completely change his production processes in order to help the entire industry that produces this material. Indeed, with the explosion in demand all over the world, aid was precious and sometimes required by heads of state.
Elon Musk offers to deliver ventilators to all countries where Tesla operates on the condition that they are not stockpiled.
The war in Ukraine
Elon Musk’s companies continue to supply SpaceX’s Starlink service and Tesla’s powerwalls to Ukraine. In addition, they offer free charging in Poland, Hungary and Slovakia on the Supercharger network. And, icing on an already sizeable cake, promise paid jobs for Ukrainian workers who have returned to their country to protect it.
On Monday, the California manufacturer sent an email to its employees employed in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. According to CNBC, which managed to obtain a copy, the content of the message is both simple and clear: to persevere in supporting the people of Ukraine.
The lesson of a very rich
There is no moral duty.
According to David Rockefeller however, there is no other way for a rich man to find happiness.
“I have known men rich enough to buy entire islands. Nothing has ever made them happy. The only way to be happy is to serve others. –David Rockefeller.
A man I know was visiting a Sunday service. He was looking for a hymnal. David Rockefeller was there. DR got up from his bench, walked over and gave him his.