Elon Musk in flashback mode, recalls coming to the United States with no money and graduating with over $ 100,000 in debt
Time Magazine’s Personality of the Year, Musk, known for his online brawl with politicians who target him for taxes, has tweeted about his humble beginnings.
The founder of Tesla and SpaceX was responding to a tweet that acknowledged his efforts to increase US exports.
“I came to the US with no money and graduated with over $ 100,000 in debt despite scholarships and 2 jobs while in college,” Musk wrote in a response to the tweet.
@WholeMarsBlog I came to USA with no money and graduated with over $ 100,000 in debt despite scholarships and 2 jobs while in college
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1639648790000
A user by the name of WholeMarsBlog wrote: “When he was 17 years old,
@Elon Musk came to America. It has generated wealth for this country. It generated tax revenue for our government. He increased American exports. He has, in my opinion, advanced our national security. It created jobs and struck millionaires.
The user went on to say, “For some reason it’s not really cool to enjoy him these days, but he’s done more for this country than any of our dumb political leaders.”
Musk’s tweet follows his recent Twitter brawl with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren who accused him of parasitism. The incisive tweeting between Musk and Warren has gone viral, with many backing Musk.
@SenWarren You remind me of when I was a kid and my friend’s angry mom was randomly yelling at everyone for no reason
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1639514178000
Senator Warren had tweeted: “Let’s change the rigged tax code so that the Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop picking on everyone.” Musk in a series of Tweets had sent a vigorous rebuttal to the politician. He then called her Senator Karen and compared her to someone who looked like the angry mother of his childhood friend.