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    Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders has complained about the bulging bank accounts of Musk and Jeff Bezos, arguing that such a “level of greed and inequality” is both immoral and unsustainable.

    SpaceX founder Elon Musk has reacted to Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders criticising his wealth.

    This week, Sanders lamented in a tweet that two billionaires, Musk and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, own more wealth that 40 percent of people in the United States.

    "That level of greed and inequality is not only immoral. It is unsustainable," the senator wrote.

    ​Following his post, the Clean Technoca website published an article titled “Attacks On Elon Musk For His Wealth Are Truly Ridiculous,” which postulates that Musk's wealth “is not in gold or cash” but rather “comes from the fact that companies he founded have gotten so large and successful."

    "’Greed' is just a strange word to use in this case," the article’s author writes. "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."

    And in response to the article, Musk tweeted that he's "accumulating resources to help make life multiplanetary & extend the light of consciousness to the stars."

    ​Some netizens seemed to appreciate Musk’s message and even lambasted Sanders for his critical remarks.

    There were also those, however, did not seem particularly fond of him, with several elaborating what things they’d rather have instead of what Elon declared.

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