Elon Musk becomes sixth person to hit 100 million followers on Twitter
SpaceX CEO and tech billionaire Elon Musk just hit a major milestone on his 51st birthday: He becomes the sixth person in the world to have over 100 million followers on micro-blogging platform, Twitter.
According to SocialBlade, Musk achieved the incredible milestone just hours before his 51st birthday. With an estimated net worth of $223 billion, Musk is not only the richest person in the world but he is the first businessman to reach the exclusive 100 million followers club.
He now joins US President Barack Obama, popstar Katy Perry, singer Rihanna, music artist Justin Bieber and football icon Cristiano Ronaldo.
- Barack Obama: 132.1 million
- Justin Bieber: 114.1 million
- Katy Perry: 108.8 million
- Rihanna: 106.9 million
- Cristiano Ronaldo: 101.3 million
Musk joined the microblogging platform on June 2009, and has been since become one of Twitter’s most retweeted profiles. He regularly uses the platform to announce updates on the developments made by his companies that includes Tesla, SpaceX, The Boring Company and Neuralink.
Interestingly, Musk, who turns 51 today, has reached the 100 million milestone during one of his relatively long absences on Twitter. His last post was on June 21 where he shared a meme picture showing gas priced at $7.11 at 7-Eleven.
The Tesla CEO had recently offered to acquire Twitter for approximately $44 billion at a price of $54.20 per share. Musk has since put the deal on hold until Twitter shares details about the percentage of bot accounts on the platform. Twitter estimates that only 5 per cent of accounts on the platform are bots, however, Musk believes that the number could be a lot higher.