Tesla founder Elon Musk – who's not afraid of speaking his mind – has mocked his billionaire-space rival, Jeff Bezos, again.
The billionaire himself, who was recently named as TIME's Person of the Year, took aim at the Amazon chief in an interview with the Financial Times.
CEO Elon had some tough words for his rival when he naturally took time to reflect on life as a billionaire during the past year.
He spoke of Bezos like any other decent competitor, branding him as a 'friend' with "reasonably good engineering aptitude".
Although, that wasn't the only thing he said about the Blue Origin founder.
Elon savagely called out Bezos for not giving enough energy to the aerospace company, which is competing against Musk's SpaceX as well as Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space flights.
Musk told FT: “He does take himself a bit too seriously.
“In some ways, I’m trying to goad him into spending more time at Blue Origin so they make more progress.
“As a friend of mine says, he should spend more time at Blue Origin and less time in the hot tub.”
However, Musk added some advice to help Bezos.
Musk added: “He does not seem to be willing to spend mental energy getting into the details of engineering. The devil’s in the details.”
The 50-year-old added that he is spending up to 90 hours a week working on Tesla and SpaceX whereas Bezos is said to dedicate only two days a week to Blue Origin, writes CNBC.
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Competition between the billionaire duo is rife, as Blue Origin lost its legal battle against NASA after the space agency pursued a $2.9billion (£2.19bn) contract with SpaceX over the Amazon founder's company.
In a statement to People, Blue Origin said: “NASA has executed a flawed acquisition for the Human Landing System program and moved the goalposts at the last minute.
“In NASA’s own words, it has made a ‘high risk’ selection.
“Their decision eliminates opportunities for competition, significantly narrows the supply base, and not only delays, but also endangers America’s return to the Moon.”
Recently, Musk was announced as TIME's Person of the Year.
The statement read: "For creating solutions to an existential crisis, for embodying the possibilities and the perils of the age of tech titans, for driving society’s most daring and disruptive transformations, Elon Musk is TIME’s 2021 Person of the Year."
The magazine also wrote: "We don’t yet know how fully Tesla, SpaceX, and the ventures Musk has yet to think up will change our lives.
“At 50, he has plenty of time to write the future, his own and ours. Like it or not, we are now in Musk’s world.”
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