Elon Musk announces he WILL resign as Twitter CEO after humiliating defeat in his own poll – as soon as he finds ‘someone foolish enough to take the job’
- Musk confirmed that he’d be stepping down from the role as CEO of Twitter
- But he said he needs to find a replacement ‘foolish enough’ to take over
- The tech billionaire put out a poll over the weekend asking users to vote on whether he should resign as head of the social media site
- Perhaps to his surprise, the majority of people voted for him to leave the role
- Being a man of his word, Musk confirmed on Tuesday that he would step down
The Tesla boss said on Sunday he would ‘abide by’ the result of the poll he organized and promised to honor – where he asked users whether he should step down.
Tonight, he confirmed that he’d be stepping down from the role- after he finds a replacement ‘foolish enough’ to take over.
The billionaire tweeted: ‘I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job! After that, I will just run the software & servers teams.’
A man of his word: Elon Musk said he will be resigning as CEO after being defeated in his own Twitter poll
The result of his poll was confirmed on Monday morning, with a total of 57.5 percent of more than 17 million accounts voting for him to step down from his position.
Normally a prolific user of the platform, Musk, who also runs car maker Tesla and rocket firm SpaceX, did not tweet in the immediate hours following the poll.
His silence was finally broken just before 11.30pm Monday, when he responded: ‘Interesting’ to a suggestion from convicted fraudster Kim Dotcom, founder of the once wildly popular file-sharing website Megaupload, that the results of the poll were skewed by fake accounts.
Replying to another user’s suggestion that ‘Blue subscribers should be the only ones that can vote in policy-related polls,’ Musk said: ‘Good point. Twitter will make that change.’
His Twitter stream continued into the early hours of Tuesday morning, linking to the site’s World Cup statistics and laughing at a satirical take on Bruce Wayne running a poll about stepping down as Batman.