The owner of Twitter, Elon Muskadmitted to the BBC that buying the company was “quite painful”ups and downs, but would sell if the right person was interested.
The billionaire businessman, who also heads the automaker Tesla and the SpaceX firm, bought the social network for $44 billion last October.
“The extent of the pain (from the purchase) has been extremely high, this hasn’t been some kind of party,” and “it hasn’t been boring,” Musk added in an interview with the BBC released today.
The businessman acknowledged that the last few months have been “quite stressful” in the company, but insisted that in his day he considered that buying it was the right thing to do.
The workload means that “sometimes I sleep in the office”Musk added.
He also referred to the decision of Twitter to add a label to the main BBC account, describing it as “media financed by the government”, something that worried the British channel, which always defends its informative impartiality.
“I know that the BBC is generally not enthusiastic about being labeled as a state outlet,” Musk said.
Regarding Twitter’s financial situation, Musk said that the company is now in a “breakeven” and that most of the advertisers have returned, after many decided to retire when the businessman took over that red social.
Musk has an estimated personal fortune of nearly $190 billion, making him one of the richest people in the world.
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