He is the richest man in the world with an estimated fortune of $260 billion as of August 19, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
He is also considered the most innovative and revolutionary boss since Apple’s (AAPL) Steve Jobs. He leads companies that want to revolutionize transport (Tesla (TSLA) ), conquer Mars (SpaceX), build humanoid robots into which we can download our personalities (Neuralink) and build underground tunnels to relieve traffic jams in big cities (The Boring Company).
And to say that he is an IT CEO is an understatement. He also arouses a lot of passion in his fans who are ready to defend him against what they consider to be unfair attacks on their idol. His detractors are equally passionate, calling him megalomaniac, egotistical and dangerous.
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Elon Musk is a charismatic and capricious serial entrepreneur who is divisive. But each of his tweets on the social media site Twitter, his favorite channel of communication, is carefully scrutinized and commented on. Most of his posts are the subject of articles in the media, giving him free publicity both for himself and for his various companies.
Faced with mistrust of politics and the lack of a charismatic leader in the world today, Musk has become an inspirational figure at home and abroad. Each of his messages is capable of creating enthusiasm or an outcry throughout the world.
Recently, he announced in a tweet a desire to buy the English football club Manchester United. The news caused a stir on social media, increased the shares of the club, which is a public company, and provoked a debate about the future of this legendary team.
Musk is a rock star with his 104 million Twitter followers, and he knows it. His fans ask for more and follow him closely. And like any superstar, fans want to know every detail about their idol and often turn into detectives.
The billionaire, who moved from California to Texas at the end of 2021, has just served them on a silver platter with crucial information: his mailing address. In fact, Musk revealed on Twitter the address where to write to him. This surprising (or calculated) revelation came when the tech mogul shared a letter to him from a Stanford professor who could have been his teacher when the billionaire was accepted to the prestigious university.
“Nice letter from Bill Nix, who would have been my prof at Stanford if I hadn’t put my studies on (permanent) deferment,” Musk wrote on Twitter on August 19.
As you can see, he forgot to blur his address in the top left:
“Mr. Elon R. Musk
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PO Box 341886
Lakeway, TX 78734″
And the tech titan will realize it a little later.
“Might need a new mailbox after tweeting this 🤣”, he responded.
Musk’s movements are tracked
This surprising revelation is obviously to the delight of his fans who are participating in a prank competition. Some say they now know where to send him birthday gifts and cards, while others take the opportunity to send him invitations to hand out since they are neighbors.
“Now we know where to send the birthday cards. 😀” commented one Twitter user.
“You could have used a permanent marker to cross it off before taking the picture,” another user wrote. “Would have saved some money. Now you have to buy a new PO Box. Ask for a new PO Box. They just want to charge a transfer fee. Let me know how it goes.”
“We’re neighbors! Join us sometime. You still owe me lunch from years ago. I won’t forget,” another user added.
It is possible to follow the billionaire’s movements via the Twitter account @ElonJet, which tracks the movements of his private jet. This account was created and is managed by Jack Sweeney, a college student.
Musk does not particularly appreciate this initiative and has already hinted that it has an impact on his security.
“Unfortunately, this is becoming a security issue,” he lamented last January.
@ElonJet is still active. Musk had just landed in the Hamptons enclave in upstate New York, a summer retreat for wealthy New Yorkers, at the time of writing, according to ElonJet.