Elon Musk, chief executive for Tesla Inc. and SpaceX, is traveling to Brazil to meet with Jair Bolsonaro just five months before the right-wing president seeks a second term in national elections, according to the communications minister.
The world’s richest man will be received by Bolsonaro Friday (May 20) at a hotel about 70 miles from Sao Paulo, the country’s financial capital, local newspaper O Globo reported Thursday, without saying how it obtained the information. It added that the gathering was organized by Communications Minister Fabio Faria, who visited the billionaire last year in the US.
Tesla and SpaceX did not respond to an inquiry about Musk’s travel plans. His plane was scheduled to depart to Brazil, according to an automated Twitter account maintained by Jack Sweeney, who follows the whereabouts of the billionaire’s jet.
“At the invitation of the Minister of Communications, Fábio Faria, entrepreneur elonmusk arrives in Brazil on Friday to discuss Connectivity and Protection of the Amazon with the Brazilian government,” Faria wrote on his Twitter account.