Elon Musk’s Twitter Space: The Tesla owner’s office has a hidden room
In a rare interview with the BBC, US tech billionaire Elon Musk said on Wednesday that he sometimes sleeps in the office and has a spot on a couch in a library “that no one goes to.”
The US billionaire, who is known for his outbursts, talked to a UK news source about how Twitter Spaces has more than three million users.
Musk said, “It hasn’t been boring,” when asked about his time as Twitter’s owner. It’s been a pretty wild ride.”
Musk thought that buying Twitter was the right thing to do, but it has been “really quite a stressful situation over the last few months.”
He said that the number of Twitter employees had been cut by a lot and that it had not been easy to go from about 7,000 when he bought the company to about 1,500.
Since Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion, there has been a lot of chaos and uncertainty. According to media sources, many engineers who were responsible for fixing and preventing service outages have been fired.
NetBlocks, a group that keeps an eye on the internet, says that Twitter had its sixth big outage since the beginning of the year because of a bug that stopped thousands of users from accessing links.
Musk said there have been some problems, like recent downtime, but they haven’t been around for very long.
He says that Twitter had a negative cash flow of $3 billion and had to lay off a lot of people because it had to do something serious.
“If everything goes well, we could have positive cash flow this quarter,” he said, adding that the company has a record number of users right now.
The billionaire, who also runs Tesla, an electric car company, and SpaceX, a rocket business, said he doesn’t have anyone in mind to take over as Twitter’s CEO.
He did say, though, that he’d sell the business to the “right person.”