Elon Musk amasses 100M Twitter followers — but hasn’t tweeted in a week

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Elon Musk Twitter account Elon Musk often shares large concern updates connected his Twitter account. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett

Elon Musk crossed the 100 cardinal follower threshold on Twitter this week – a milestone that coincided with a uncommon bout of soundlessness connected the societal web that has sparked speculation connected Wall Street.

The billionaire Tesla CEO, who besides turned 51 connected Tuesday, became conscionable the sixth Twitter idiosyncratic to amass 100 cardinal followers and the archetypal among salient concern leaders. Other accounts successful the rarefied nine beryllium to erstwhile President Barack Obama, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Musk surpassed 100 cardinal followers betwixt Sunday and Monday, according to information from Social Blade. He has gained much than 4 cardinal Twitter followers implicit the past 30 days alone.

Despite the large uptick successful followers, Musk hasn’t posted connected Twitter since June 21.

His tweets that time included a scathing effect to a brewing FCC conflict implicit broadband usage impacting his steadfast SpaceX’s Starlink outer net service, arsenic good arsenic a station responding to a Cars.com study that identified Tesla’s Model Y and Model 3 arsenic the most “American-made” cars of 2022.

Musk besides referenced surging state prices by posting a year-old photograph of a 7-Eleven state station displaying a $7.11 terms constituent during a motion test.

June 21 marked the work of Musk’s astir caller nationalist media quality – an interrogation with Bloomberg astatine the Qatar Economic Forum successful which helium warned of a apt US recession and identified cardinal obstacles successful his stalled bid to get Twitter successful a $44 cardinal takeover deal.

The week-long soundlessness is antithetic for the billionaire, who uses his Twitter relationship to stock everything from large updates astir his businesses Tesla and SpaceX to irreverent memes to his fears about a imaginable colonisation collapse.

As The Street noted, Musk’s Twitter lack occurred during a engaged week successful which the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade and Congress passed a bipartisan weapon information measure successful the aftermath of the deadly shooting astatine an simple schoolhouse successful Uvalde, Texas.  

Musk’s lack besides occurred arsenic his Twitter takeover bid remains successful a holding pattern. Twitter’s committee unanimously voted past week to urge that shareholders judge his $44 cardinal connection to bargain the company.

Elon MuskElon Musk is 1 of conscionable a fewer Twitter users with 100 cardinal followers.Getty Images

The woody has been connected clasp since mid-May owed to Musk’s lingering concerns astir the fig of spam bots wrong Twitter’s idiosyncratic base.

In his interrogation with Bloomberg, Musk noted that the spam bot contented is one of 3 remaining obstacles to the deal’s closure.

“Of course, determination is the question of whether the indebtedness information of the circular comes unneurotic and then, volition the shareholders ballot successful favor? I deliberation those are the 3 things that request to beryllium resolved earlier the transaction tin complete,” Musk added.