Elon Musk: David Beasley says 'we need billionaires to step up'
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Musk, currently the world’s richest man founded Tesla in 2003 and is CEO of the company at present. But in a surprise tweet, Mr Musk has suggested he may change his career path to become an influencer. The Space X founder tweeted: "Thinking of quitting my jobs & becoming an influencer full-time, what do you think?"
Musk is known to be very vocal on Twitter, with a following of 65.8 million people.
In March 2020, he earned the title of world's richest man – taking over from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
It is estimated that Musk has a net worth of $270 billion.
In 1999, Musk founded the online bank X.com, which later merged with Confinity in 2000.
After merging together, a new company was formed named PayPal – which was later bought by eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002.
Elon Musk may quit all his jobs to become an infleuncer (Image: Getty)
Elon Musk is the founder of SpaceX (Image: Getty)
In the same year, Musk founded the company SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company.
At present, South African is CEO and CTO of the company.
Musk is also currently the CEO of Tesla Inc. after almost two decades with the company.
Originally, the billionaire joined electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc. as chairman and product architect.
However, in 2008, Musk was promoted to CEO of the company.
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Elon Musk took over from Jeff Bezos as world’s richest man (Image: Getty)
Vikkstar offered a chance to be in a Sidemen video to Elon Musk (Image: Getty)
As well as being the CEO, Musk also has a huge amount of shares in the company.
Of all the shares in Tesla, Musk owns roughly 38.7 million of these – 21 percent of all outstanding Tesla shares.
The SpaceX founder has already spoken with a number of influencers in recent years – including being invited onto the Joe Rogan Experience where he spoke candidly about his life.
Mr Musk also appeared at the Met Gala this year – an event that is attended by with A-list celebrities.
Musk’s surprise career announcement was met by a number of high-profile influencers in his replies.
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Musk tops the list of billionaires in the world (Image: Express)
Mr. Beast, one of the fastest-growing YouTubers and a stalwart of the industry, offered his support to Mr Musk.
He tweeted: "I'll coach you on how to get YouTube views!"
Vikkstar, member of the famous YouTube group 'The Sidemen', suggested a video idea with the Tesla founder.
He tweeted: "Crossbar challenge with the boys?"
Elon Musk has appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience (Image: Getty)
Streamer Stable Ronaldo tweeted: "Elon you be playing Fortnite or what's up?"
Streamer Eret asked: "Hey Elon, wanna play Minecraft some time?"
The billionaire is active on Twitter and recently called upon new laws to be in place which would mean anyone under 70 would be unable to run for Presidency – in what seemed like an apparent dig at President Joe Biden.
He tweeted: "Let's set an age limit after which you can't run for political office, perhaps a number just below 70…"
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