Ever wondered what rival rich men do in the business world? Not so different from the ordinary man it would seem. But in this case, they use their expensive toys to try to get one over the other.
Anyone clueless with these names must know they are among the wealthy league of businessmen on the Forbes billionaire list. Jeff Bezos tops it all now and though he now sometimes swap the place with others such as SpaceX and Tesla boss Elon Musk and French fashion tycoon Bernard Arnault.
Jeff Bezos who made his fortune through Amazon has made known well laid down plans to launch a commercial rocket into space on the 20th of July 2021 and onboard will be his brother and a guest who has won the bid to take the last seat in the cabin with a $28 million bid.
On a different level, the owner of Virgin Galactic has announced his space travel schedule and that will be on 11th July, nine days ahead of Jeff Bezos’ space excursion. Branson will jet off on VSS Unity with four mission specialists and two pilots on the mission codenamed Unity 22.
But it looks like there is more to the ‘I am the best’ tug of space expedition going on here, there is the money making aspect of it, broadening their market by enhancing consumer service.
The Virgin Galactic tickets were recently announced to cost $250,000 per passenger but Blue Origin is yet to give a price to the public. These tour by the two multi-billionaires would now open their respective companies for shuttling passengers to space to experience the weightlessness and get to see the curve of Earth against the blackness of space.
Godspeed and to the air shuttles, may the most reliable win.