On August 7, 2018, Elon Musk tweeted that he would take Tesla private, with shares costing $420. Musk’s announcement sent investors into a worried frenzy for two weeks, until Tesla announced, again on Twitter, that it would stay private.
In 2019, Musk tweeted “Nuke Mars!” Musk explained that the tweet referred to detonating nuclear explosions to create enough heat to release water from Mars’s ice caps. His terraforming dreams have not faded.
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In December 2016, Musk tweeted about building a “tunnel boring machine.” In the weeks after tweeting, he officially established the Boring Company, to increase transportation capacities in cities.
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The name of Elon Musk’s and Grimes’s new child shook the internet. Debate raged about the meaning of the name. According to California law, the name might not even be legal.
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The Tesla CEO tweeted on April 1, 2018, that the company had gone bankrupt. Tesla share prices dropped 5 percent the next day.
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In a now-deleted Tweet, the billionaire lashed out at a British diver who rescued a coach and 12 students from a cave in Thailand, calling him a “pedo.” The diver, Vernon Unsworth, sued Musk for defamation and lost.