"We found that billionaires have carbon footprints that can be thousands of
times higher than those of average Americans.
The wealthy own yachts, planes and multiple mansions, all of which contribute
greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. For example, a superyacht with a permanent
crew, helicopter pad, submarines and pools emits about 7,020 tons of CO2 a
year, according to our calculations, making it by the far worst asset to own
from an environmental standpoint. Transportation and real estate make up the
lion’s share of most people’s carbon footprint, so we focused on calculating
those categories for each billionaire."
Spoiler: Musk is far from the biggest polluter, and he does seem to be making
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