We should be applauding the achievements of people like Musk, people who take risks, who lead the way, who create industry’s and jobs and with his space initiatives change the future.
Ask yourself if the world is a better place for all the things Musk, Gates, Bezos and others have done? I say yes.
Most of his money will not go untaxed, most of his growth in wealth is the result of stock price growth. If he paid no tax, he had no taxable income under the tax laws that apply to everyone. He will pay tax on shares he sold and on the exercise of stock options. And he has signed the giving pledge.
Add up his achievements and you could, in my mind, justify him never paying a penny in taxes. He and others like him have indeed paid it forward.
Would taxing him more be an efficient use of his wealth, more efficient than giving to charity?