Elon Musk fires back at Bernie’s criticism of his wealth, says he is “accumulating resources to help make life multiplanetary”

Billionaire Elon Musk has fired back at Democrat Bernie Sanders’ criticism of his wealth.

Sanders tweeted Thursday “We are in a moment in American history where two guys — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos — own more wealth than the bottom 40% of people in this country. That level of greed and inequality is not only immoral. It is unsustainable.”

Musk responded to an article by Clean Technica titled “Attacks On Elon Musk For His Wealth Are Ridiculous.”

Musk wrote “I am accumulating resources to help make life multiplanetary & extend the light of consciousness to the stars.”

Clean Technica added:

Thank you for adding context here. And from article:

“I’m yet to see any sign that Elon Musk is rich because he’s greedy. He passionately strives for gigantic goals with the companies he creates, but the inspiration there is the goals themselves, not making money.”

“The stocks that created his record net worth are so high not because Elon is greedy, but because people see his companies as being so important to the future of our society, see them as being so efficient, so innovative, and so advanced.”

Former Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson chimed in, responding to Musk and writing “Can you imagine the reaction if I had said that?”

One Twitter user fired back “Well, his response is literal, whereas you saying this would be figurative (and out of context, since you aren’t a revolutionary aerospace engineer)