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GOOGLE's LARRY PAGE: I Would Rather Give My Billions To Elon Musk Than Charity
Business Insider ^ | 03/20/2014 | Jay Yarow

Posted on 03/20/2014 7:20:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Google CEO Larry Page has an unusual idea about what should happen to his billions should he die. Instead of giving it to a philanthropic organization, he'd rather hand over his cash to Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, SpaceX, and Solar City.

In a conversation with Charlie Rose at a TED conference on Wednesday, Page said he wanted his money going to capitalists like Musk — those with big ideas for changing the world — according to a report at Wired.

He thinks Musk's vision for going to Mars "to back up humanity" is inspired. He said, "That’s a company, and that’s philanthropical."

According to some people on Twitter, Page even went as far as to suggest that everyone give their money to a corporation that was trying to accomplish big stuff.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: charity; elonmusk; larrypage

1 posted on 03/20/2014 7:20:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

He can always marry the guy..


2 posted on 03/20/2014 7:21:25 AM PDT by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: SeekAndFind

For those who don’t know who the heck Elon Musk is called by some people — the “Tony Starks” of the 21st century.

Elon Muskis a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor and inventor.

He is currently the CEO & CTO of SpaceX and CEO & Chief Product Architect of Tesla Motors.

He is the founder of multiple companies, most notably SpaceX, PayPal, and Tesla Motors.


3 posted on 03/20/2014 7:22:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: ken5050

For those who don’t know who the heck Elon Musk is called by some people — the “Tony Starks” of the 21st century.

Elon Musk is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor and inventor.

He is currently the CEO & CTO of SpaceX and CEO & Chief Product Architect of Tesla Motors.

He is the founder of multiple companies, most notably SpaceX, PayPal, and Tesla Motors.


4 posted on 03/20/2014 7:22:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: SeekAndFind

You would think that a big time liberal would want the money to go to the government.


5 posted on 03/20/2014 7:22:50 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62
You would think that a big time liberal would want the money to go to the government.

No, he wants YOUR money to go to the government.

6 posted on 03/20/2014 7:24:45 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: SeekAndFind

All African-Americans should strive to be like Elon Musk.


7 posted on 03/20/2014 7:25:24 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

I’m thinking some if the super rich liberals might be starting to get a clue that the current “big Democrat government” is much worse than the Republican fatcat government ever thought about being


8 posted on 03/20/2014 7:26:17 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

Musk appears to be a major crony capitalist with a cult like following. He has a $30 Billion market cap car company which makes no profit on the sale of around 20k cars per year. But these fast, expensive, government subsidized cars are popular among rich ‘greenies’ who believe burning fossil fuels to generate electricity to power a 4700 lb tank is somehow better than burning fossil fuels to power a 3000 lb economy car.


9 posted on 03/20/2014 7:31:05 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is a HUGE, and very — unexpectedly — conservative and free market sentiment coming from the depths of the Evil Empire of Google. Look at how Bill Gates has flushed his billions down a Third World toilet and pimped eugenics on poor minorities instead of technology or hope. Page rocks!


10 posted on 03/20/2014 7:33:43 AM PDT by montag813
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To: SeekAndFind

I know who Elon Musk is but didn’t know who Tony Starks was. I accidentally searched for Tony Sparks at first. It had me really confused.


11 posted on 03/20/2014 7:35:04 AM PDT by posterchild
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To: SeekAndFind

In 2009, Spacex employed 600 people and had launched a few times with mixed, but improving, success.

They now have 3800 employees and have flown 2 missions to the ISS with docking, and launched 3 commercial missions with 2 of them super synchronous geo transfer orbits.

Which works better: welfare or investment by a guy who has a clear vision?


12 posted on 03/20/2014 7:35:44 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: montag813

Look at how Bill Gates has flushed his billions down a Third World toilet.

I consider his massive donations to eradicating polio not to be a waste. Hate him and some of his efforts, but not everything he does is bad.


13 posted on 03/20/2014 7:36:00 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s a free (sorta) country...


14 posted on 03/20/2014 7:37:45 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Moonman62
All African-Americans should strive to be like Elon Musk.


15 posted on 03/20/2014 7:39:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: posterchild
I know who Elon Musk is but didn’t know who Tony Starks was.


16 posted on 03/20/2014 7:40:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: SeekAndFind
Do you mean "Tony Starks" like the Wu-Tang Clan nom de mic of Ghostface Killah?

Or "Tony Stark" the Marvel superhero?

It could be both.

Musk gets a lot of free government money for his endeavors, so paying taxes is a way of donating money to Musk.

17 posted on 03/20/2014 7:41:11 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

Free government money?

So the COTS program was not competitive?

That’s funny.


18 posted on 03/20/2014 7:44:04 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Atlas Sneezed
I consider his massive donations to eradicating polio not to be a waste. Hate him and some of his efforts, but not everything he does is bad.

Far more has gone towards "family planning education and services". He and his wife have also said some rather disturbing statements that would have earned a pat on the back from Margaret Sanger (Bill Gates: We can lower the world’s population with vaccines

19 posted on 03/20/2014 7:44:48 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Regulator

I said absolutely nothing of the kind.


20 posted on 03/20/2014 7:49:51 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: SeekAndFind

I saw that movie dubbed in Japanese (which I don’t know) so I didn’t really pay much to the dialog.


21 posted on 03/20/2014 8:11:30 AM PDT by posterchild
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To: SeekAndFind

He thinks Musk’s vision for going to Mars “to back up humanity”.
Proof that rubber rooms will never be empty.


22 posted on 03/20/2014 8:11:49 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s your point? Elon Musk is African-American.


23 posted on 03/20/2014 8:32:25 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

RE: What’s your point? Elon Musk is African-American.

As if you didn’t know, in America, most people think in terms of RACE not in terms of country of origin.


24 posted on 03/20/2014 8:52:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: posterchild; SeekAndFind
I know who Elon Musk is but didn’t know who Tony Starks was.

It's Tony Stark. Singular. AKA Ironman.

25 posted on 03/20/2014 9:55:32 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Elon Musk along with Tesla Motors has truly grown into an intense leftist cult.


26 posted on 03/20/2014 10:19:43 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: montag813
(Bill Gates: We can lower the world’s population with vaccines

If people were really concerned about the world's population, they'd be pushing more for bringing prosperity to the world. Of course, this also means you'll be bringing freedom, capitalism, and the rule of law to the world, because that's where prosperity begins. We've seen on a global basis, that where people are prosperous, they also tend to have less children.

Of course, the dirty secret is that it's not the number of people on the planet that really concerns these modern-day eugenicists, it's the proliferation of those people, mainly colored folk, that they really want to limit.

27 posted on 03/20/2014 10:24:08 AM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I agree with Larry Page. I would rather have my money used for colonizing Mars, instead of wasting money on SubSaharan African children. They can solve their children starvation problem by ceasing their reproduction.


28 posted on 05/07/2014 11:32:32 AM PDT by R7 Rocket (The Cathedral is Sovereign, you're not. Unfortunately, the Cathedral is crazy.)
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