Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk says he is ‘thinking of’ quitting his jobs

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Elon Musk gestures during an event. File

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer (ECO) Elon Musk is “thinking of” leaving his jobs and becoming an influencer, the world’s richest man tweeted on Thursday.

“thinking of quitting my jobs & becoming an influencer full-time wdyt,” Musk said in the tweet, without elaborating.

It was not immediately clear if Musk, a prolific user of the social media platform, was being serious about quitting his roles.

Musk, who is also the founder and CEO of rocket company SpaceX, and leads brain-chip startup Neuralink and infrastructure firm The Boring Company, said during a conference call in January that he expects to be the CEO of Tesla for “several years.”

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“It would be nice to have a bit more free time on my hands as opposed to just working day and night, from when I wake up to when I go to sleep 7 days a week. Pretty intense.”

He is also known for making eye-popping statements on social media. On Thursday evening the world’s richest person sold just over 934,000 shares in Tesla, according to documents filed with US stock regulators. They were worth about $963 million.
He also exercised his right to buy stock options at $6.24 per share.

Last month, he asked his followers on Twitter whether he should sell 10% of his stake in the electric-car maker, to which the majority agreed. He has sold shares worth nearly $12 billion since.

Reuters

 

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