Then what is Elon Musk?
Elon Musk is an enigma!
Within a week, Elon Musk has positioned himself to have a level of influence the world has never seen.
Musk, with a net worth of $265 billion, as estimated by the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, doesn’t live the luxurious life one might expect. Musk had pledged in 2020 to get rid of “almost all physical possessions'” including mansions in California.
Elon Musk Sells all of his possessions!
“I am selling almost all physical possessions. Will own no house,”Elon Musk on Twitter
“My primary home is literally a ~$50k house in Boca Chica / Starbase that I rent from SpaceX. It’s kinda awesome though,”Elon Musk, who once had a $100 million real estate portfolio, said last June.
“Only house I own is the events house in the Bay Area. If I sold it, the house would see less use, unless bought by a big family, which might happen some day.”Elon Musk
Elon Musk the Visionary has a reason for his Frugal Lifestyle!
Musk says his choice of a frugal life comes from the fact that he wants to finance his mission to bring humans to Mars as well as to save humanity from pollution.
“Working on sustainable energy for Earth with Tesla & protecting future of consciousness by making life multiplanetary with SpaceX. Also, AI risk mitigation with Neuralink & fixing traffic with Boring,” the tech tycoon said last year.Elon Musk
Musk is a man on a mission. He seems to be in a competition against himself for the title of visionary of the century.
Elon Musk takes ownership of Twitter!
This competition has just found its full meaning during the first week of April, 2022. As of April 4, Musk announced that he has taken a stake of 9.1% of Twitter. Which makes him the largest shareholder of the social media company. With future plans to increase his shares to nearly 15% in the future.
It is on Twitter that Musk built his public persona. It’s also on Twitter that he communicates with the world, updating about the products of his companies, Tesla, SpaceX, Boring Co. and Neuralink.
He also uses Twitter to attack, mock and respond to his detractors. He does not hold back against users who challenge him or ask him questions on various subjects. Nor does he shy away from elaborating on his state of mind.
Elon Musk understands the power of direct interactions with people. And just like everything else he does, he’s become a master at it.
Musk seems less interested in owning and running Twitter than in disrupting it. Last month, he gained millions of followers on the social network bringing his total to 81 million.
Such a large number of followers allows Musk to extend his influence beyond the world in which he exists.
In the span of just one week, the richest man in the world seems to have extended his power and influence even further than anyone could have imagined.
The fact is, with so much wealth at his disposal, taking ownership of the social media company could be only the beginning. He has the ability to disrupt any industry he chooses.
For Elon Musk, not even the sky is a limit and it appears he plans to take Twitter along for the ride!
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