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.
We’re not sure if he’s being literal or figurative here. There are surprisingly few write-ups of these comments on the Web.
It seems as if he’s making a larger point, which is that the right company run by the right person can have a major effect.