These billionaires in Silicon Valley are not waiting around for the government to build a colony on the moon. Their planning to build it right now. All of the scientific information will be open to everyone.”The picture that emerged out of those meetings was that you could create a permanent, economically self-sustaining presence on the moon that could be done for the single-digit billions,” said Steve Jurvetson, one of creators of the project.
They Came to the realization that they could do the project for 2-3 billion which was a lot of money but they saw it as something that could be done.
These silicon valley billionaires plan to go to Mars next.