Bezos… The Trillionaire?

It’s not a stretch to say that Jeff Bezos can do whatever he wants.

Being the world’s richest man, there is no venture beyond him. No lofty ambition he can’t achieve with a little work and a whole lot of money.

He demonstrated as much just last week with his four-man suborbital flight into space.

The company he started solely for space exploration, Blue Origin, wants to do several things that involve going into Earth’s orbit and beyond.

Now that Bezos has stepped down from his post at Amazon, he has plenty of time to devote to that pursuit. It seems he’s going to do just that, even if it puts him at odds with other billionaires who have similar goals.

Earlier this week, he offered, through Blue Origin, to cover the billions of dollars in costs if his company was awarded the contract to take astronauts to the moon. He’s willing to put up $2 billion to make it happen. He also said Blue Origin would waive payments for the first two years, develop and launch a pathfinder mission at its own expense, and work on a fixed-price contract that would put the burden of cost overruns on Blue Origin instead of NASA.
The moon-landing contract was handed to Elon Musk’s SpaceX a few months ago to the tune of $2.9 billion, so Bezos is looking to undercut his competitor in order to leave his mark on mankind’s spacefaring ventures. Blue Origin protested that award decision, forcing Nasa to suspend the contract until a ruling can be made sometime in the coming weeks.

Industry experts have stated that a reversal is a longshot, but the ultimate point of all of this isn’t whether Bezos is successful.

Instead, all of this paints a picture of just how competitive the commercial space industry is poised to become.

Musk has been at it for years, Branson seemed to expedite his trip into orbit in order to beat Bezos there, and Bezos’ own flight dominated the news cycle for an entire day.

As three of the world’s richest men battle for lucrative contracts and bragging rights, we’re only seeing the beginning of this next-generation space race.

This kind of thing doesn’t just exist in a bubble. While NASA works to decide who will build its lunar vessels, other countries are funding and launching programs to get to the moon in the next five years.

The UK, Japan, Russia, Germany, and China are just some of the nations writing their entries in the story of man’s next journey to the moon.

It’s all about bragging rights and scientific achievement, yes.

But it’s also about the resources that a successful moon landing could mean for any of these entities and nations that can pull one off. 
Space is the next great frontier for finding deposits of different minerals and elements, many of which are running into supply issues here on Earth.

Just like the California Gold Rush had explorers trying their luck in the western frontier, the scramble for elements that are abundant in space will have these countries and corporations racing for their claims.

But what are they after?

Just about any mineral you can think of can be found out there. Gold, platinum, palladium, cobalt, and iron are just some of the resources ready for the taking. Water, too, can be found in great amounts in space among the asteroids and celestial bodies like the moon.

But, then there’s an element that’s just as important as any of those, but not talked about nearly as much.

Helium, the second-most abundant element in the universe, is quickly running out here on Earth. We know where to find it out in space, but bringing it back is the challenging part.

That isn’t stopping people like Musk and Bezos, because securing a supply of helium has the very real possibility of making them into trillionaires.

It’s not stopping the different countries looking to get into space, either. They depend on helium for important sectors of their economies like health care, defense, and information technology.

It’s a story that’s just as important as it is overlooked, but that’s a good thing for investors. It means they have the chance to get in before it stops being a secret and everyone finds out just how low Earth’s helium supply is.

Some companies are already ahead of the game. One in particular is already beating the billionaires to the punch in securing a supply of helium.

Everyone is distracted by what the big names are doing, which is why so many people have missed this story. It’s the perfect chance for you to get in now before the story goes mainstream and the share price shoots up.

There’s enough wealth potential to create the world’s first trillionaire. Get in now to get your share of those riches.

Keep your eyes open,

Ryan Stancil
Editor, Daily Profit Cycle

Ryan Stancil is an editor and regular contributor to Daily Profit Cycle. He’s been active in the financial publishing industry for more than half a decade, offering insights and commentary on technology and geopolitics to help readers make sense of the constantly changing landscape and how it affects their investments. His readers appreciate his "tell it as it is" writing style, where he always offers a fresh new perspective on what's happening in the market and leaves nothing unsaid.