The richest man in the world is on the Côte d’Azur this Saturday. Elon Musk, 50, landed at Nice airport at 11 a.m. aboard his private jet. He would arrive from Los Angeles.
“Elon Musk’s G-VI has just landed in Nice”remarked on Twitter @Lustublog, a well-informed observer of the Nice airport platform. According to our information, the famous owner of the jet was on board.
Elon Musk therefore joined the business terminal of Nice Côte d’Azur airport at the end of the morning. Motus, on the other hand, on the continuation of its Riviera program.
Will the Tesla boss stick his head in the paddocks of the F1 Grand Prix in Monaco? Where will the creator of SpaceX go to meet the stars of the International Film Festival in Cannes? The bets are open. And discretion is (so far at least) required.
At the time of the takeover of Twitter
As every year, for the last weekend of May, the Coast and the Principality are at the center of the people planet. In addition to the stars of the paddocks and the red carpet, Nice Côte d’Azur airport has seen several heads of state land in the last few hours: the president of Côte d’Ivoire Alassane Ouattara, his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame, or even one of the sons of the prince of Saudi Arabia.
Elon Musk alone weighs as much as New Zealand’s GDP. With a fortune estimated at 219 billion dollars (204 billion euros), according to the Forbes ranking of last April, the native of South Africa has exceeded the historic mark of 200 billion euros, ahead of Jeff Bezos (Amazon ) and Frenchman Bernard Arnault (LVMH). A pole position boosted by the soaring valuation of Tesla.
These days, the financial markets shiver with every tweet from Elon Musk. The successful businessman is in the process of buying the social network Twitter for the tidy sum of 44 billion dollars (41 billion euros).
This week, he announced that he could provide without borrowing, with his partners, three quarters of this sum. Enough to make the price of the blue bird soar, at a time when a rare bird landed in Nice.