Tue 28 June 2022:
As Elon Musk celebrates his 51st birthday, his Twitter account has now surpassed 100 million followers, making him one of only six people in the world to achieve this milestone on the microblogging site.
Musk, widely regarded as the world’s most successful tech entrepreneur and investor, joined the site in 2009 and currently ranks sixth among the most-followed individuals, among former US President Barack Obama, musician Justin Bieber, and others.
On the microblogging site, Obama has 132.1 million followers, Bieber has 114.1 million, Katy Perry has 108.8 million, Rihanna has 106.9 million, and Cristiano Ronaldo has 101.3 million.
Musk turned 51 on Tuesday. He often remains in the news for updates on his ventures such as SpaceX, Neuralink, and The Boring Co. He is also known to comment on politics, pop culture and world events.
As per Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with an estimated net worth of around $203 billion as of June 2022, Musk is the wealthiest person in the world.
In 2002, Musk founded SpaceX of which he serves as CEO and Chief Engineer. In 2004, he was an early investor in electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc. (now Tesla, Inc.). He became its chairman and product architect, eventually assuming the position of CEO in 2008.
Musk helped create SolarCity, a solar energy company, in 2006, which was later acquired by Tesla and became Tesla Energy.
In 2015, he co-founded OpenAI, a nonprofit research company promoting friendly artificial intelligence. In 2016, he co-founded Neuralink, a neurotechnology company focused on developing brain-computer interfaces and founded The Boring Company, a tunnel construction company.
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