Billionaire Elon Musk, set to take over Twitter this weekend, walked into the company’s headquarters on Wednesday with a porcelain sink and tweeted “Entering Twitter HQ, let that sink in.
Elon Musk’s $44 billion deal in Twitter Pvt faces a deadline of Friday, though that video provides evidence that the acquisition is complete.
Representatives for Twitter and Musk did not comment on Twitter, confirming that Musk’s video tweet was genuine. He also changed his Twitter profile.
Splash Video A vintage Musk production has pulled back the spotlight for the world’s richest man and his constant following on social platforms.
The Friday deadline for completing the deal was ordered by the Delaware Chancery Court in early October. It’s the latest step in an epic battle during which Musk signed a deal to acquire Twitter and then tried to back away from it.
Which led to Twitter suing the Tesla CEO for forcing it to end the deal. If both sides don’t meet Friday’s deadline, the next step could be a trial in November.
Robert Anderson, a law professor at Pepperdine University, said he sincerely expected the deal to be completed by Friday’s deadline, but did not look much for Musk’s video.
Elon Musk was expected to take to Twitter this week and return again on Friday when the deal happens, according to an internal memo cited in the Bloomberg News report.
His apparent enthusiasm about visiting the Twitter headquarters was contrary to one of his earlier suggestions that the building should be turned into a homeless shelter because he said very few employees actually work there.
The Washington Post reported last week that Musk told potential investors he plans to cut three-quarters of Twitter’s 7,500 employees when he becomes the owner of the company.
The newspaper cited documents and unnamed sources familiar with the deliberations. Hours after posting his sync video, Musk tweeted that he’s meeting great people on Twitter today.