Elon Musk reaches 100 minutes of Twitter followers

SAN FRANCISCO: As tech billionaire Elon Musk turns 51, his Twitter account has now passed the 100 million follower mark, making him one of only six people in the world to do so on the site from microblogging.

Musk, billed as the world’s most successful entrepreneur and tech investor, joined the platform in 2009 and now ranks sixth among the most followed people, including former US President Barack Obama, singer Justin Bieber and others.

Obama leads with 132.1 million followers, Bieber has 114.1 million, Katy Perry has 108.8 million, Rihanna has 106.9 million and Cristiano Ronaldo has 101.3 million on the microblogging site .

Meanwhile, Musk, born June 28, 1971, turned 51 on Tuesday. He often stays in the news for updates on his companies such as SpaceX, Neuralink and The Boring Co. He is also known for commentating on politics, pop culture and world events.

However, Musk, who landed a whopping $44 billion deal, has been quiet on the social media platform since June 21.

According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with an estimated net worth of around $203 billion as of June 2022, Musk is the richest person in the world.

In 2002, Musk founded SpaceX, of which he is CEO and chief engineer. In 2004, he was an early investor in electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors, Inc. (now Tesla, Inc.). He became its president and product architect, eventually assuming the position of CEO in 2008.

Musk helped create SolarCity, a solar energy company, in 2006, which was later acquired by Tesla and became Tesla Energy.

In 2015, he co-founded OpenAI, a nonprofit research company promoting user-friendly artificial intelligence. In 2016, he co-founded Neuralink, a neurotechnology company focused on developing brain-computer interfaces, and founded The Boring Company, a tunneling company.

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