Here's How Elon Musk Really Feels About Warren Buffett

Elon Musk and Warren Buffett: two guys who really are toward the top, if not at the top, of their respective games. Buffett, born August 30, 1930, in Omaha, Nebraska, is a legendary investment and financial wizard, philanthropist, and many-times-over billionaire. He's also donated many-times-over billions to various charities, and committed 85 percent of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, according to Biography — and the rest he's just going to give away.

Musk, born June 28, 1971, in South Africa, is worth about half of what Buffett calls his own, making his fortune through tech innovations and engineering, perhaps most notably Tesla Motors (making electric vehicles) and SpaceX, a commercial spacecraft venture, per Biography. He holds citizenship in South Africa, Canada, and the United States. He's also working on a project to colonize Mars, among other things.

Both men have done pretty darned well, and the smart money would bet they'll keep on keeping on in their respective fields. So why can't they just get along?

Elon Musk is not Warren Buffett's biggest fan. He said so

It might stem from Buffett's public refusal to invest in Tesla. He's said he thinks Musk is "a remarkable guy," but has "room for improvement," according to Business Insider — including Musk's prolific use of social media like Twitter. But asked in a Yahoo Finance interview if he'd invest in Tesla, Buffett simply replied, "No."

Musk, for his part, went on Joe Rogan's podcast to talk about this, that, and the other thing, and the concept of "billionaire" came up. And then, Buffett's name, to which Musk responded, "To be totally frank, I'm not his biggest fan," as reported by Market Watch. Buffett "does a lot of capital allocation ... What he's trying to figure out is 'does Coke or Pepsi deserve more capital,'" said Musk, adding, "We should have, I think, fewer people doing law, fewer people are doing finance, and more people making stuff."

In its analysis, Benzinga suggests that both men want to make the world a better place, but take very different paths to accomplish that goal: Buffett, through philanthropy; Musk, through technological innovation.