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Musk Points Out an Issue With Wikipedia Page

He's no investor, Tesla CEO says
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2019 5:33 PM CST
Elon Musk, shown last month, argued with one label on his Wikipedia page.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

(Newser) – Elon Musk said he looked at his Wikipedia page for the first time in years on Sunday. "It's insane!" Musk tweeted, adding that the page was "a war zone with a zillion edits." Still, the Tesla CEO asked for one more. "Can someone please delete 'investor.' I do basically zero investing," he said. Online back-and-forth ensued. A tweet asked Musk if Tesla was an investment for him. Nope. "If Tesla & SpaceX go bankrupt, so will I. As it should be," Musk said. His main role in the companies is as a founder, he said, and he's rolled his take from one company into the next as he's built them. "Not right to ask others to put in money if I don't put in mine," Musk tweeted.

Musk liked one suggestion—calling him a "business magnet." That tweet merited approving emojis. He's said in the past he prefers that to being called a "magnate." His public responded: Users began deleting "investor" references Sunday evening, per the Observer. And "magnet" was added. He didn't comment on the changes but had sounded unimpressed by the accuracy of Wikipedia earlier. "Some day, I should probably write what *my* fictionalized version of reality is," Musk tweeted. (Read more Elon Musk stories.)

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