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Teen Who Tracked Elon Musk’s Private Jet Now Exposing Movements Of Other Billionaires

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Teen Who Tracked Elon Musk’s Private Jet Now Exposing Movements Of Other Billionaires

Jack Sweeney, the teenager who made headlines by tracking Elon Musk's jet, has now decided to track the movements of other billionaires.

The teen runs the Twitter bot page Elon Musk's Jet (@ElonJet), which tracks the Space X mogul's movements.

Sweeney has now set his sights on other billionaires, including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.

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Sweeney has revealed he is launching Ground Control, which will monitor the flight activity of high-profile business figures.

In November last year, Sweeney rejected $5,000 from Musk to stop tracking his private jet, asking for a counter amount of $50,000, but was subsequently ignored and blocked.

Musk initially approached Sweeny about the account via his DMs on Twitter, asking, 'Can you take this down? It is a security risk.'

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Sweeney cheekily replied, 'Yes I can but it’ll cost you a [Tesla] Model 3 only joking unless?'

The University of California student added, 'I understand your concerns which are totally reasonable,' and said he was a 'huge admirer' of Musk and had started the project in high school.

Musk then proceeded to ask how much Sweeney made from the account, when he replied, 'I don't make a lot really, like 20$ a month unfortunately.' Musk offered him $5,000.

Musk said, 'How about $5k for this account and generally helping make it harder for crazy people to track me?'

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To which Sweeney replied, 'Any chance to up that to $50k? It would be great support in college and would possibly allow me to get a car maybe even a Model 3.'

Musk then blocked him.

Tesla founder Elon Musk (Alamy)
Tesla founder Elon Musk (Alamy)

However, it's been reported that Sweeney is still holding out hopes that Musk will come back with another offer.

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Speaking of the account to Bloomberg, Sweeney said, 'I knew he had a plane, you know, as a fan of SpaceX and Tesla stuff. I thought the Elon Musk’s Jet bot would reveal like where he’s going and what business he’s doing.'

The teen then explained how he saw the account as a business opportunity, saying, 'Companies in flight tracking have millions in revenue per year. Just a small cut of what they make would be good revenue for me.'

The account now has more than 200,000 followers.

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The tweet reads 'Jack Sweeney interview- Guy who tracks private jet Infos of @elonmusk, Jeff, Bill using a bot. Musk tries to offer him $5000 but, he requested $50K or internship at @Tesla.'

However, Musk, Gates and Bezos aren't the only people Sweeney is tracking. On his other account, @CelebJets, he tracks other billionaires, including Kylie Jenner and Drake.

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Featured Image Credit: Alamy/@JxckSweeney/Twitter

Topics: News, Elon Musk, Technology, Twitter, Tesla

Shola Lee
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