We can read tweets, but we don’t read billionaire personal texts every day.
Elon Musk and Gayle King and co-founder of CBS, as part of a legal battle between Twitter and Elon Musk, as part of his attempt to reverse his agreement to acquire the social media company. Text Linkedin with various celebrities, including Reid Hoffman of It is open to the public.
The text reveals Musk’s unfiltered opinions on a variety of topics, and how billionaires are doing things like offering billions of dollars via text, as Hoffman did in one text conversation. It gives you a glimpse of how things are getting done.
But overall, the dump isn’t good for Musk, says tech analyst Daniel Ives entrepreneur.
“It doesn’t look good and will likely weaken Musk’s legal position heading to Delaware,” he said.
Below are five compelling moments from the text dump. Courtesy of court documents and reports from multiple outlets. Including one that appeared to ghost someone offering billions of dollars to help buy Twitter.
Musk doesn’t want to be in charge
According to TechCrunch, Musk told current Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal that he wasn’t going to take charge of things.
Musk is the richest person in the world and heads companies like SpaceX and Tesla. But apparently, it’s not the atmosphere.
“Frankly, I hate doing administrative work. I don’t think I should be someone’s boss. But I love helping solve technical/product design problems ‘ Musk texted Agrawal. Not the CEO, according to insiders.
But they didn’t seem to have any common ground for long. gone.
“At least it became clear that we couldn’t work together. That was clear,” Dorsey told Musk afterward.
Musk too publicly trolled Twitter’s CEO, during an online discussion about the company’s bot level, then appeared to sour relations in a text message as well.
This is one of the wildest professional exchanges I have ever seen. pic.twitter.com/BDJevxv4WD
— Who Obasanjo (@Carnage4Life) September 30, 2022
Gayle King really wants another interview
As TechCrunch points out, Musk corresponds almost perfectly with these text log men, from Hoffman to Dorsey. Her one of the few women to text drop is CBS Morning Show co-host Gayle King.
According to insiders, she tried to get him to come to the show and talk about the Twitter deal.
“Are you ready to sit properly with me? There’s so much to discuss! Especially your Twitter play…”. Musk wrote on April 6.
She also asked him to come to the show after he said he was going to buy Twitter.
“ELON! Will you buy Twitter or offer to buy Twitter! Don’t you think? I don’t know how the shareholders will reject this…you said you were different than the other kids in your class,” King wrote.
He envisions a censorship-free crypto Twitter
Musk texted Palantir co-founder Joe Lonsdale calling the platform’s moderation “hidden corruption.” Yet he still seemed to have some kind of competing desire to reduce the amount of information on the platform.
According to TechCrunch, he has considered running a version of Twitter on the blockchain. He probably wasn’t realistic, he states.
If a millionaire wants money, they just text their friends.
The text was a rare glimpse behind the scenes as the $44 billion deal to acquire Twitter was finalized.
According to insiders, Hoffman asked Musk if VCs could contribute about $2 billion to Twitter’s deal, to which he replied, “Great. Probably doable. Let’s see,” and talks with Morgan Stanley. did.
In a separate conversation, Will MacAskill, who advises FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, reached out to Musk about helping finance Twitter’s deal and providing billions of dollars.
Apparently, Musk didn’t even reply to at least one of his texts, the outlet reported.
Elon and Jack are still good friends
The funniest thing yet is the irreverent friendship between Dorsey and Musk playing out in public (and Twitter, of course). This is backed up by a text dump where the two bonded over their vision for the company.
Most importantly, though, Musk has Dorsey saved on his phone as “Jack-Jack”.