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The Teenager Who Was Tracking Elon Musk’s Jet, Is Now Tracking Russian Oligarchs

He turned down $5000 from Elon Musk, now he is taking on Russia.

Last month, we reported on the teenager who created an automated Twitter handle that would provide live updates on Elon Musk’s private jet movements. Musk offered Jack Sweeney $5000 to delete the account, which he refused. Using the same automation, the teen is now tracking Russian Oligarchs.

Aiming Russian oligarchs and billionaires, Sweeney has set up @RUOligarchJets and @Putinjet on Twitter, amassing over 400k followers.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Sweeney said he was stunned by the size of planes the Russian oligarchs use. "The aircrafts these oligarchs have are absolutely crazy," Sweeney said. The country's richest are travelling on commercial-sized aircraft like an Airbus A319 and Boeing 737. "Their planes are huge compared to other jets."

The accounts track more than 40 planes and helicopters linked to Russian oligarchs. He has invited others to help bolster the number of aircraft that can be tracked.