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Elon Musk Reignites Feud With Mark Zuckerberg Over July 4th Vacation Video: 'I Prefer to Work' Zuckerberg went wake-surfing over the holiday weekend, while Musk claims he was working.

By Emily Rella Edited by Melissa Malamut

Key Takeaways

  • Mark Zuckerberg posted a video on Instagram over the weekend that featured him wake surfing in a tuxedo while drinking a beer.
  • Musk slammed the billionaire on X saying that he prefers to "work" instead of choosing leisure.
  • The two billionaires have had an ongoing feud for years — there was even talk of a possible cage fight in 2023.

The feud between dueling CEOs, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, is heating up faster than the temps affecting the East Coast this week.

Over the July 4th holiday weekend, Meta CEO Zuckerberg posted a leisurely video wake surfing in a full tuxedo (barefoot, of course) while holding an American flag and sipping on a beer. The Facebook founder moved easily over the waves with Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." playing in the background.

Zuckerberg penned the caption "Happy birthday, America!"

Related: Zuckerberg Sweeps Up $17 Million Estate in Hawaii

The post received over 1.02 million likes in four days. Some fans even commented things like, "Coolest billionaire CEO ever."

"George Washington could never," one person cheekily wrote.

But not everyone was impressed by the CEO's antics; fellow billionaire and longtime rival Musk did not comment favorably.

In a response to the video, Tesla's CEO wrote: "May he continue to have fun on his yachts. I prefer to work."

Musk has long touted "ultra-hard work" with reports of former employees even sleeping in their offices amid round-the-clock deadlines. Musk has also publicly said that remote work is "morally wrong."

The two have been publicly fighting for years and even sparked rumors of a cage fight last summer after a series of back-and-forth posts. (The fight never happened.)

Wake surfing is something that Zuckerberg has long accredited to be a stress reliever and hobby when he needs to take his mind off of work, especially while spending time in his Hawaiian compound.

Related: Mark Zuckerberg Calls Elon Musk 'Not Serious': Cage Fight Update

"I spent a lot of time down in Kauai [Hawaii] early on," Zuckerberg told podcast host Joe Rogan about time spent during the pandemic. "I got really into surfing and hydrofoiling and I would get up early and go and do that and then be really refreshed for my day of meetings."

Zuckerberg's net worth as of Tuesday morning was an estimated $188 billion.

Emily Rella

Entrepreneur Staff

Senior News Writer

Emily Rella is a Senior News Writer at Previously, she was an editor at Verizon Media. Her coverage spans features, business, lifestyle, tech, entertainment, and lifestyle. She is a 2015 graduate of Boston College and a Ridgefield, CT native. Find her on Twitter at @EmilyKRella.

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