Elon Musk and a few days of fury: what has happened to the tycoon recently?
Elon Musk is in everyone’s sights, whatever he does. But in recent days, he has starred in several major events, in which the withdrawal of the purchase of Twitter is just one of them.
Apparently, everything is taken with humor, at least that is what is seen through social networks.
Let’s take a look at the major events Musk has been a part of, directly or indirectly, in the last days.
They sue him for promoting the Dogecoin cryptocurrency
Keith Johnson, an American citizen, sues Elon Musk, SpaceX and Tesla for forming a pyramid scheme to defraud with the Dogecoin cryptocurrency. Johnson is asking for $258 billion in damages. Despite this, Musk continues to promote the digital currency.
Her son Xavier changes gender and is renamed Vivian Jenna Wilson
In the penultimate week of June, it is revealed that one of his eldest children, Xavier Musk, decides to change his gender and name: now he will be called Vivian Jenna Wilson. According to her reports, she wants to leave behind her relationship with Elon Musk.
Musk and four of his children visit Pope Francis at the Vatican
After nine days of silence on Twitter, Musk posts a photo with four of his children and Pope Francis in the Vatican. The meeting took place on Thursday, June 30, but only the tycoon echoes about it: no statements are issued from the Holy See nor is the official status of the meeting confirmed.
Lay off 200 Tesla workers
In early June, Elon Musk warned that, due to the crisis, he would have to cut jobs at Tesla. And everything was confirmed at the end of that month, laying off 200 employees, most belonging to the Autopilot area. This joins a lawsuit from early July for racism within the electric car company.
Elon Musk reportedly had twins with a Tesla executive
Elon Musk, father of seven children (one of them died after a few days of birth), secretly had two more children, before having his last child with Grimes. His mother is a Tesla executive named Shivon Zilis. and the news was blown by a Business Insider report, based on court documents.
Elon Musk withdraws his offer to buy Twitter for 44 billion dollars
Last Friday, July 8, The legal representation of Elon Musk announced to Twitter that he is withdrawing from the purchase for 44 billion dollars. His argument is that the company failed to correctly report the number of bots on the platform. Twitter points out that Musk must exercise the purchase, so it will take him to court.
Donald Trump makes fun of him: Elon Musk responds
For withdrawing the purchase offer, former US President Donald Trump mocks Musk, which called the billionaire’s deal with Twitter “rotten”, calling the South African “inconsistent”. In response, Musk said on Monday that Trump is “too dramatic” and that he should stand down.
SpaceX Starship propeller explodes
During the ground test of the Starship’s Super Heavy rocket, a booster exploded. Until now the causes are unknown, but it is most likely that it will delay any type of established plan. Musk hoped to test it on an orbital flight in July. SpaceX’s rocket and ship are key to trips to the Moon, Mars and beyond.