Elon Musk Buys 9.2% Stake in Twitter,
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Twitter stocks reach more than 50 USD or soar 28% in New York as soon as the news of Elon Musk acquiring 9.2% stake in Twitter hits the market.
Tesla CEO and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk becomes the largest shareholder of Twitter after taking a 9.2% stake in it worth $2.9 billion.
Twitter's $31.5 billion market value is a fraction of what companies such as Tesla or rival social media giant Meta, the owner of Facebook and Instagram, are worth.
Unlike Musk, who owns more than 20% of Tesla, Dorsey's stake in Twitter is relatively modest, with only 2.3% of the company's shares.
He recently ran a Twitter poll asking his followers whether they believe Twitter rigorously adheres to the principle of free speech — 70% said no.
Musk had expressed support for Dorsey in the past when he was facing criticism from some shareholders.