Elon Musk believes the world is out to get him. After being called out for using Twitter to illegally pump up stocks and cryptocurrency in his favor, Musk decided he will simply try to buy the company. Now, he is accusing another billionaire of working to suppress his efforts to save the world.
Bill Gates has dumped hundreds of millions of dollars into the fight against global climate change. Musk recently accused Gates of shorting stock in Tesla, his automotive company, to destroy it. Elon believes Gates’ actions go against his public stance and work in the climate fight.
Musk confirmed the text when he responded to a Twitter user who asked him about the story. Elon said he asked him why he was shorting Tesla shares, a company that Musk believes is the most important company in the climate change battle. Gates states that he has long since closed his short position on Tesla.
“Yeah, but I didn’t leak it to NYT. They must have got it through friends of friends. I heard from multiple people at TED that Gates still had half billion short against Tesla, which is why I asked him, so it’s not exactly top secret.”
Bill Gates has offered Elon Musk a forum to discuss philanthropic opportunities. Musk is mad over a short position that no longer exists. The Tesla boss is walking a fine line between paranoid delusion and smart business sense. Elon is banking on nobody noticing.
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