Frans Von der Dunk, professor of Space Law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said that “If someone sold him a planet or he thinks he owns this planet in the normal sense of the word, it’s simply not true. It’s fraud.”
Ram Jakhu, director of McGill’s Institute of Air and Space Law, said that this was due to the 1967 Outer Space Treaty. This treaty was specifically implemented to prohibit any nation and any citizen from claiming sovereignty over “outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies.”
“You can give them your money,” said Jahku, “but it doesn’t mean anything. There will always be companies trying to sell you things. If they can make money off you, why wouldn’t they? But, that doesn’t mean it’s legally recognised.”
You know those stars that people buy the naming rights to? Complete sham. Much like the purchase of a planet. And even if Uzi Vert could buy a planet, it would cost over a trillion dollars! Both Jahku and Von der Dunk pointed this out and gave an example of the Earth having been estimated to cost $5 quadrillion USD.
Well, it seems that Lil Uzi Vert is destined not to be the first human to own a planet. And that’s probably for the best.