CBS News’ Gayle King wants to know if billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos, who both just launched themselves into space, are locked in an age-old competition.
“It really, to you, isn’t a game of ‘Whose is bigger?’ Honestly, it really isn’t?” asked the morning news anchor during a Wednesday chat with Bezos, who founded Amazon and thanked it customers and employees for funding his adventure Tuesday after his rocket touched back down.
Ignoring the innuendo, Bezos replied, “Gayle, I promise you it really isn’t.”
“Because on the outside looking in, even after you announced, then Richard Branson said, ‘I’m going up first,’ then you guys went higher — it’s really not a competition?”
Bezos insisted “it’s not a competition.”
Still, his phallic-looking rocket captivated the Internet Tuesday — and gave rise to King’s question.
Branson, the founder of Virgin Galactic, completed his own space flight last week.
Watch King question Bezos above, via CBS News.