Elon Musk is the world’s richest man, but now it seems he’s considering stepping away from the positions that helped him amass his billions... to become an influencer.
Just imagine flicking through your Instagram stories to find Musk flogging a product and telling his followers to use the code MUSK20, SPACEX or X Æ A-Xii for twenty per cent off your order - now that would be quite a sight.
In a tweet to his 65.9m followers, the Space X and Tesla CEO asked for their opinion on the matter and wrote: “thinking of quitting my jobs & becoming an influencer full-time wdyt [what do you think?]”.
thinking of quitting my jobs & becoming an influencer full-time wdyt
As a prolific tweeter who has a history of loving to troll people on the platform, this perhaps is just Musk horsing around with his followers. Though, he hasn’t made it clear whether he was being serious about pondering a potential career move.
The post comes after US securities filings on Thursday show Musk sold 934,091 Tesla shares worth nearly $1bn.
While another person pointed out that Musk could already be considered an influencer in some kind of form, given that he has tens of millions of followers and his tweets instantly gain thousands of likes within seconds.