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Elon Musk is the CEO and founder of electric vehicle (EV) car maker Tesla and private space technology major SpaceX. He is the richest men in the world, after Tesla stock zoomed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Musk's personal net worth reached more than $188.5 billion, past Amazon.com Inc.’s top boss Jeff Bezos in January, Bloomberg News reported. He has a 20 percent stake in the carmaker and about $42 billion of unrealized paper gains on vested stock options. Musk, who co-founded and sold Internet payments company PayPal Holdings Inc., now leads some of the most futuristic companies in the world. Besides Tesla, he heads SpaceX and Neuralink, a startup that is developing ultra-high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect the human brain to computers. He set up the Boring Company to make affordable tunnels below busy city streets for an all-electric public transportation system to avoid the nasty traffic jams in US cities. Another of Musk's pet ventures is Starlink. In August, Elon Musk announced SpaceX has shipped 1 lakh Starlink terminals so far. Starlink plans to deploy thousands of low-orbit satellites to provide high-speed internet to isolated and poorly connected areas. The billionaire entrepreneur is also known for his crypto endorsements. He reiterated holdings in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin, and closely watches the cryptocurrency space and tweets his observations regularly. More

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  • Year-ender: The most controversial CEOs and founders in 2022 Dec 03, 2022 04:52 PM IST

    Year-ender: The most controversial CEOs and founders in 2022

    From Elon Musk to Ashneer Grover, a look at business bosses who faced backlash this year.

  • Twitter keeps missing its advertising targets as woes mount Dec 03, 2022 11:24 AM IST

    Twitter keeps missing its advertising targets as woes mount

    Elon Musk has repeatedly warned that his company faces dire financial straits. Interviews with 7 former employees and internal documents seen by The New York Times paint a fuller picture of Twitter’s financial woes

  • Musk hails release of Twitter emails on Hunter Biden story Dec 03, 2022 09:40 AM IST

    Musk hails release of Twitter emails on Hunter Biden story

    In late 2020, in the final weeks of the presidential campaign, Twitter decided to restrict a New York Post article containing unverified claims about Hunter Biden’s activities in Ukraine.

  • Hunter Biden updates: How Elon Musk's Twitter takeover started a war of ideas Dec 03, 2022 08:37 AM IST

    Hunter Biden updates: How Elon Musk's Twitter takeover started a war of ideas

    Elon Musk has, through independent journalist Matt Taibbi, released internal documents that seem to show that Twitter, after being requested by Joe Biden’s campaign managers, broke its own norms to scrub out all references to Hunter Biden’s shenanigans that could have implicated his father.

  • Twitter executive says moving fast on moderation, as harmful content surges Dec 03, 2022 08:11 AM IST

    Twitter executive says moving fast on moderation, as harmful content surges

    By Katie Paul and Sheila Dang Elon Musk's Twitter is leaning heavily on automation to moderate content, doing away with certain manual reviews ..

  • Elon Musk kicks Kanye West off Twitter for 'incitement to violence' Dec 02, 2022 12:14 PM IST

    Elon Musk kicks Kanye West off Twitter for 'incitement to violence'

    "Just clarifying that his account is being suspended for incitement to violence," Musk said in response to West's tweet.

  • Elon Musk unveils Tesla Semi trucks at Nevada factory Dec 02, 2022 07:12 AM IST

    Elon Musk unveils Tesla Semi trucks at Nevada factory

    Tesla said its other vehicles were coming up with the powertrain used in the Semi and that the company will use the truck in its own supply chain to ship auto components.

  • The important takeaways from Neuralink's show and tell 2022 Dec 01, 2022 12:47 PM IST

    The important takeaways from Neuralink's show and tell 2022

    Elon Musk's brain-machine fusion company expects human trials to start in the next five to six months

  • Elon Musk’s neuralink hopes to implant computer in human brain in six month Dec 01, 2022 09:20 AM IST

    Elon Musk’s neuralink hopes to implant computer in human brain in six month

    Neuralink has been refining the product, which consists of a tiny device and electrode-laced wires, along with a robot that carves out a piece of a person’s skull and implants it into the brain.

  • Elon Musk 'bravest, most creative' on earth, find out who's praising the maverick Dec 01, 2022 07:30 AM IST

    Elon Musk 'bravest, most creative' on earth, find out who's praising the maverick

    People need to give Twitter owner Musk “a break,” they are “so nitpicky on him,” Hastings told journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin onstage at the New York Times Dealbook conference on Wednesday. He means well despite some mistakes, Hastings added.

  • Spotify CEO Daniel Ek renews attack on Apple after Elon Musk's salvo Dec 01, 2022 07:22 AM IST

    Spotify CEO Daniel Ek renews attack on Apple after Elon Musk's salvo

    Daniel Ek tagged a number of sympathetic business leaders in his 21-tweet thread, including Musk, Microsoft president Brad Smith, and Proton founder Andy Yen.

  • EU warns Elon Musk that Twitter faces ban over content moderation Dec 01, 2022 06:45 AM IST

    EU warns Elon Musk that Twitter faces ban over content moderation

    Twitter and the EU did not immediately respond to Reuters' requests for comment.

  • Elon Musk says Apple never considered removing Twitter from App Store Dec 01, 2022 06:17 AM IST

    Elon Musk says Apple never considered removing Twitter from App Store

    "Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing so," the billionaire CEO of Twitter and Tesla Inc said in a tweet.

  • Elon Musk says Fed must cut rates ‘immediately' to stop 'severe recession' Nov 30, 2022 07:19 PM IST

    Elon Musk says Fed must cut rates ‘immediately' to stop 'severe recession'

    Terming the current trend as "concerning", Musk added that Fed is "massively amplifying the probability of a severe recession."

  • Not $8, Paytm CEO is willing to pay $80 if Elon Musk releases this Twitter feature Nov 30, 2022 03:53 PM IST

    Not $8, Paytm CEO is willing to pay $80 if Elon Musk releases this Twitter feature

    Paytm chief Vijay Shekhar Sharma is willing to pay 10 times the monthly subscription fee of Twitter Blue if the social media giant can fast-track the blocking of fake accounts impersonating the real Paytm customer care handle.

  • Elon Musk can't fire this Twitter employee. Here's why Nov 30, 2022 02:30 PM IST

    Elon Musk can't fire this Twitter employee. Here's why

    Twitter allegedly informed her she had accepted an exit package even when McSweeney claimed she did not resign.

  • Twitter not safer under Elon Musk, says former head of trust and safety Yoel Roth Nov 30, 2022 06:19 AM IST

    Twitter not safer under Elon Musk, says former head of trust and safety Yoel Roth

    Yoel Roth had tweeted after Musk's takeover that by some measures, Twitter safety had improved under the billionaire's ownership.

  • Spotify, Epic Games get ally in Musk in fight against Apple fees Nov 29, 2022 08:34 PM IST

    Spotify, Epic Games get ally in Musk in fight against Apple fees

    Musk criticized the fee Apple charges software developers for in-app purchases, and posted a meme suggesting he was willing to "go to war" rather than pay the levy.

  • Elon Musk criticises Apple's App Store fee policy but is it warranted? Nov 29, 2022 06:06 PM IST

    Elon Musk criticises Apple's App Store fee policy but is it warranted?

    Apple takes a 30 percent cut from all the paid app revenues and in-app purchases of apps downloaded from the App Store.

  • Musk threatens war with Apple, jeopardizing vital relationship Nov 29, 2022 08:26 AM IST

    Musk threatens war with Apple, jeopardizing vital relationship

    The billionaire attacked the iPhone maker with a flurry of tweets Monday, saying the company had cut its Twitter advertising and threatened to bump the social network from Apple’s app store.

  • Elon Musk: Apple threatened to yank Twitter from App Store Nov 29, 2022 06:47 AM IST

    Elon Musk: Apple threatened to yank Twitter from App Store

    The action, unconfirmed by Apple, would not be unusual as the company has routinely enforced its rules and previously removed apps such as Gab and Parler

  • Elon Musk sleeps with guns next to his bed? Photo raises questions Nov 28, 2022 04:59 PM IST

    Elon Musk sleeps with guns next to his bed? Photo raises questions

    The presence of two revolvers right next to Elon Musk's bed became a point of conversation for his followers.

  • Stephen King calls Elon Musk 'a visionary but a terrible fit for Twitter'. 'Chief Twit' responds Nov 28, 2022 01:17 PM IST

    Stephen King calls Elon Musk 'a visionary but a terrible fit for Twitter'. 'Chief Twit' responds

    Stephen King's criticism did not go unnoticed by Elon Musk who responded with a short message...

  • Elon Musk teases ‘Twitter 2.0: The Everything App’, shares slides from his presentation Nov 27, 2022 02:39 PM IST

    Elon Musk teases ‘Twitter 2.0: The Everything App’, shares slides from his presentation

    Elon Musk says his bid to buy Twitter is an "accelerant" to making a platform that would let users socialise, shop and make payments all at one place.

  • Uttar Pradesh police's response to Elon Musk's tweet goes viral Nov 27, 2022 12:48 PM IST

    Uttar Pradesh police's response to Elon Musk's tweet goes viral

    When Elon Musk wondered if his tweets count as work, the Uttar Pradesh police were quick to step in and state the obvious but with a twist.