An informal group of libertarian-leaning activists and businessmen prodded Elon Musk into launching his $44 billion Twitter buyout, according to a new report.
Perhaps most significantly, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has for some time been ‘whispering’ in Musk’s ear that the company should be privately held and run, sources told the Wall Street Journal.
Dorsey, who abruptly stepped down as Twitter CEO in November but remained on the company’s board, grew so close to Musk that he would sometimes appear to be ‘spaced out’ in meetings because the two men were messaging during the workday, a former Twitter executive told the outlet.
Meanwhile, a close-knit group of Musk’s closest friends and confidants were said to be urging the world’s wealthiest man to use his fortune to assert control…
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