Elon Musk Set to Meet Putin If He Develops Russia’s Business Interests
Tesla CEO sets sights on Russia
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk could soon come face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin if he develops Russian business interests.
Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, indicated the president has always been interested in meeting with foreigners who invest in Russia, including Musk.
“Without a doubt, the president is open to discussions with foreign businessmen,” Peskov explained.
“There are regular discussions, practically every year, with French entrepreneurs, Germans, those with a large presence in our market.
"You and I know that Elon Musk isn’t in our market, but we hope that with time, he will become interested in it."
"And then, a meeting with the president isn’t out of the question.”
Earlier his year, Musk tweeted an invitation to Putin to chat with him, writing:
“It would be a great honor to talk with you.”
The Kremlin called Musk’s invitation “interesting."
Putin had not ruled out the possibility of a conversation, according to media reports.
But the meeting is yet to take place.
Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade invited Tesla CEO to discuss opening a factory in the country.
Musk is also the founder of space transportation company SpaceX.
Forbes estimated Musk's net worth at $271.3 billion, making him the wealthiest person alive and possibly in history.
The news comes after Musk blasted Democrat Sen. Liz Warren as a "fraud" over her deceptive past claims of having Native American heritage.
Musk dropped the hammer on "Senator Karen" after she attacked the Tesla CEO and accused him of "freeloading off everyone else."
Warren had shared a report that Musk was named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" on Twitter.
"Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else."
Warren’s tweet follows Musk’s harsh criticism of the Biden administration’s “Build Back Better Act.”
The $1.75 trillion legislation — which the House of Representatives has already approved — would expand various social programs, including universal preschool, childcare subsidies, and climate change initiatives.