Teen who demanded $50,000 from Elon Musk is now targeting more billionaire jets

Jack Sweeney, 19, never intended to get into a standoff with Elon Musk, the world’s richest person.

But Sweeney says he’s now been blocked by the billionaire on social media — after turning down $5,000 to shut down a Twitter service that tracks Musk’s private jet, and making an unrequited demand for $50,000 or at least an internship opportunity.

He still hopes Musk will come back to the bargaining table, but in the meantime is launching a business — called Ground Control — that monitors the flight activity of additional high-interest planes. The University of Central Florida freshman launched “Elon Musk’s Jet” in June 2020, and now also wants to make money by tracking other prominent billionaires including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.

Source – Bloomberg



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