Technology magnate Elon Musk is making bold bets on major issues. But some claim his companies could still be vulnerable.
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Elon Musk has established and run several highly successful companies, such as digital payment pioneer PayPal and rocket maker SpaceX. But last year he made headlines after tweeting his claim of secured funding to take Tesla private – only later realizing he hadn’t actually secured any commitments for such funding.
He received a $20 million fine and faced his first public trial; had the jury found him liable, he could have faced billions in damages from claims which are considered false by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Remarks like those made by Musk are a reminder of just how risky it can be to make statements that could have such far-reaching repercussions, particularly with regard to his anticipated biographer Walter Isaacson’s biography of Musk expected to be critical – just like previous works covering Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Leonardo da Vinci by this same author.
Elon Musk holds humanity’s future on multiple planets close to his heart, which led him to create SpaceX. Since its establishment, SpaceX has proven successful at developing rockets which transport cargo and astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA missions as well as several successful commercial launches; its engineers have also successfully created satellites and other space systems.
Starlink satellites are providing Ukrainian forces fighting Russian invasion with vital support, and their development demonstrates the value of satellite technology to US economic prosperity.
As the US military invests more heavily in space systems, officials have grown concerned that Elon Musk or any other private vendor might refuse to provide services during a conflict, prompting officials to consider whether companies must explicitly agree to use their equipment during warfare.
Elon Musk’s $44 billion purchase of Twitter puts him in control of an influential social media platform with over 230 million users, as he believes it is vital for civilization to have a common digital town square where diverse opinions can be freely debated without resorting to violence.
Elon Musk sent shockwaves through investors on Tuesday when he proposed that Tesla purchase SolarCity, one of his companies specializing in electric vehicles and solar energy systems. But the deal has proven contentious among SolarCity shareholders who feel sold-out. Critics point out the deal’s nepotistic nature — Musk is the biggest shareholder of both entities while Lyndon Rive is his cousin and serves as CEO for SolarCity.
Pension funds and asset managers have filed suit alleging that Musk, as owner of 22% of SolarCity, pushed SolarCity’s board into making this acquisition when its cash reserves were running low. He maintains this action was necessary in order to save production of Tesla’s Model 3 electric car; and also that failure to meet sales forecasts or losing market share were just temporary setbacks; hence the case will go before a judge in Delaware rather than a jury trial.
In April 2022, Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX made headlines when he announced he was purchasing Twitter. This development caused widespread speculation regarding possible changes to the social networking website – such as adding video calling features or video and voice calls.
A billionaire recently dismissed several senior figures at his company, such as chief executive Parag Agrawal and head of legal policy and trust Vijaya Gadde. As his stated reason for these firings – to “adjust the company’s focus and priorities”, yet without providing further details – these moves appear to have taken place without prior warning to employees or shareholders.
This week, the world’s richest person informed investors of his purchase of over 9% stake in Twitter, becoming its largest shareholder with a seat on its board. Rob Copeland and Dave Michaels of The Wall Street Journal’s discuss what this could mean for the company moving forward.