Elon Musk truly is building himself the sort of reputation that will put him in the history books, perhaps next to the other eccentric, ultra-wealthy weirdos before him.
The Tesla and SpaceX owner is one of the richest people in the entire world, of course, and his limitless spending power allows him to tackle any and every little thing that he wishes with the aplomb of entire nations. Such is true as he now ventures into the mainstream media space with a very worthy bid to buy Twitter.
Just days after the move was made public, Musk gave an unusually brash response to the news of Netflix’s recent calamity.
The big news Tuesday concerned Netflix, whose disappointing first quarter earnings report revealed that the streaming giant had lost over 200,000 subscribers—the first time it reported a subscriber loss in the last 10 years. (Netflix had previously estimated that it would gain 2.5 million subscribers in Q1; meanwhile, the suspension of its service in Russia cost it 700,000 subscribers.)
Netflix’s disappointing earnings report caused its stock price to tumble about 23 percent—and one person who appeared to celebrate the news was Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the world’s richest man with a net worth of over $260 billion.
Musk had some thoughts on it.
Responding to a report about Netflix’s disappointing numbers, Musk tweeted late Tuesday night, “The woke mind virus is making Netflix unwatchable.”
Elon Musk continues to percolate within the pop culture here in the United States, and there’s a good chance that he’s going to write some more history before he’s through, too.