Boy-genius and quite possibly the closest thing we’ll ever get to a real-life Jimmy Neutron, Elon Musk is back on his Twitter bullshit and hoo boy, this one’s gonna cost him.
He kicked it off on Saturday morning by announcing that the Tesla stock price is too high, in his personal opinion. Yes, Tesla. The company he owns.
Is the stock price too high? Or was Elon too high? Who knows.
Tesla stock price is too high imo— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 1, 2020
Naturally, when the founder of a high-profile company like Tesla tweets that their stock price is too high, investors are going to GTFO of there quick smart. By the time Yahoo Finance covered the debacle, the Tesla share price had dropped by a staggering $14 billion USD (roughly $21.8 billion AUD), making this a wildly expensive mistake.
But this isn’t even the first time Elon has landed himself in hot water for tweeting about Tesla.
Back in 2018, he tweeted that he was in talks to remove Tesla from the stock market, which naturally led to thousands of people selling their shares. After this ordeal, the Securities and Exchange Commission forced Tesla to put steps in place to make sure Elon wouldn’t tweet this type of tomfoolery again. Clearly, the checks didn’t work.
But the Twitter rampage didn’t end there.
In just over an hour, Musk published numerous tweets ranging from “Now give people back their FREEDOM” to “I am selling almost all of physical possessions. Will own no house.”
Now give people back their FREEDOM— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 1, 2020
And the rocket's red glare,— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 1, 2020
the bombs bursting in air
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 1, 2020
Rage, rage against the dying of the light of consciousness— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 1, 2020
Interestingly, Elon Musk actually owns Gene Wilder’s old house as part of his estimated $100b USD real estate portfolio.
Just one stipulation on sale: I own Gene Wilder’s old house. It cannot be torn down or lose any its soul.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 1, 2020
After announcing that he planned to sell all of his worldly possessions, it’s hardly surprising that he also had to admit that his girlfriend Grimes was mad at him. I mean, can you blame her?
My gf @Grimezsz is mad at me— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 1, 2020
He then followed up by announcing that their baby is “due on Monday.”
Baby due on Monday— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 1, 2020
Yes. Elon Musk is out here shit-posting on Twitter and losing his company billions of dollars mere days before the birth of his sixth child. Please send your thoughts and prayers to Grimes during what must be
So there you have it, no amount of money or success can save you from the inevitable spiral into isolation-fuelled Twitter shit-posting.