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Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion; here's how it unfolded

Eleven days after he made an offer for Twitter, billionaire Elon Musk, who describes himself as a “free-speech absolutist”, on April 25 struck a deal to buy the microblogging platform for $44 billion

April 26, 2022 / 11:39 AM IST
Billionaire Elon Musk strikes deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion. On April 4, Musk’s stake in Twitter became public. Ten days later he announce his offer to buy Twitter in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. On April 25, the board of Twitter Agrees to the offer of world’s richest man. (Image: News18 Creative)
Billionaire Elon Musk strikes deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion. On April 4, Musk’s stake in Twitter became public. Ten days later he announced his offer to buy Twitter in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. On April 25, the board of Twitter agreed to the offer of the world’s richest man. (Image: News18 Creative)
On April 14, Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter for $54.20 per share in cash. Musk has described himself as a “free-speech absolutist” but is also known for blocking or disparaging other Twitter users who question or disagree with him. (Image: News18 Creative)
On April 14, Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share in cash. Musk has described himself as a “free-speech absolutist” but is also known for blocking or disparaging other Twitter users who question or disagree with him. (Image: News18 Creative)
Musk, Twitter’s new owner, is the eight most followed person on Twitter with 84.3 million followers (as of April 26, 2022, 8am). “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” said Elon Musk in a statement after the deal. (Image: News18 Creative)
Musk, Twitter’s new owner, is the eighth most followed person on Twitter with 84.3 million followers (as of April 26, 2022, 8 am). “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” said the maverick billionaire in a statement after the deal. (Image: News18 Creative)
Here’s a look at the top Twitter shareholders. (Image: News18 Creative)
Here’s how Twitter shareholding looked when Musk's stake became public and a day after the Tesla CEO announced his plan to buy Twitter. (Image: News18 Creative)
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first published: Apr 26, 2022 11:39 am