July 6, 2022

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Wealthy man Elon Musk confronted wealthy man Invoice Gates about shorting Tesla inventory

Lastly, an Elon Musk Twitter story that doesn’t contain him doubtlessly proudly owning the web site.

The Tesla CEO took to his Twitter web page (residence to many unhealthy tweets) to personally verify a rumor swirling round that he had turned down a chance to work with Invoice Gates over some good old style wealthy man beef. It began earlier that night, when an account known as Entire Mars Catalog posted a number of screenshots allegedly exhibiting a textual content alternate between Musk and Gates.

Within the dialog, Musk asks Gates if he has a US$500 million brief inventory place in opposition to Tesla. In investor-speak, which means Gates would financially profit if Tesla’s worth falls, moderately than the normal investing methodology of placing cash right into a inventory and hoping it succeeds. Gates confirms he does, brings up the potential for the 2 doing philanthropic work collectively, and is promptly shut down by Musk for, uh, hoping Tesla fails.

The original post made it clear that the veracity of the texts hadn’t been confirmed, but Musk did the thing Musk does and hopped in himself. He said it was real, but that he didn’t leak it. (Mashable has not confirmed the authenticity of the text exchange.)

What does this mean for you and I? Not much, really. It’s mostly just Musk being a little messy about an alleged conversation that occurred between he and another guy who is absurdly wealthy. I guess this is what rich people argue about. Knowing Musk, it might be smart to consider the possibility that the texts aren’t real. You never know.

The biggest conclusion to draw here, if the screenshots are real, is: Bill…green texts? Really? Come on, man.

On Sunday, Musk tweeted a pair of messages at first seemingly, then definitely aimed at the whole Gates feud. First, a simple and vague “Moving on…” had followers wondering what it was all about.

Then, he cleared it all up.

Sure, moving on. Sounds like it.

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