Elon Musk: I'm Now the 'Nothing of Tesla'

He claims to have 'deleted' corporate titles
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2018 12:02 AM CDT
Elon Musk: I'm Now the 'Nothing of Tesla'
Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk speaks after announcing Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as the first private passenger on a trip around the moon in Hawthorne, Calif. last month.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

(Newser) – Issuing strange tweets about corporate goings-on at Tesla is apparently a hard habit for Elon Musk to break. In a tweet Monday, Musk claimed that he "deleted all his titles" at the automaker last week to "see what would happen," MarketWatch reports. "I'm now the Nothing of Tesla," he wrote. "Seems fine so far." Last month, Musk agreed to step down as Tesla chairman within 45 days and pay a $20 million fine to settle an SEC lawsuit over a "false and misleading" tweet about taking the company private. He appeared to backtrack in a subsequent tweet Monday, Reuters reports. "Legally required officers of a corporation are president, treasurer & secretary," he said. "Guess I have to keep 1st one or it will confuse the authorities." (On Friday, Musk said the $20 million tweet was "worth it.")

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