The CEO of Tesla and Space X, Elon Musk, became the main shareholder of Twitter by acquiring 9.2% of the shares after investing 2,900 million dollars, as reported by the company to the United States Securities Commission. States (SEC).

Musk, who has more than 80 million followers on the social network, kept 73,486,938 shares of the company. He owns four times more than Jack Dorsey, former CEO and co-founder of the social network, who currently exceeds 2%.

The news featuring the world’s richest man shocked and shocked financial and technology markets, sending shares of Twitter soaring 25% in premarket trading.

Musk is a usual user of the social network. A few days ago he harshly criticized her because he considered that there was no freedom of expression on Twitter. And in another message he announced that he was planning to create a new platform.

Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk. RTVE photo.