While Elon Musk, the world's richest man, is known for his countless tweets about cryptocurrencies like dogcoin, bitcoin and ethereum, the topic remains far from his real focus: his company.
A study by Visual Capitalist shows Elon Musk's journey on Twitter over the past decade. As highlights, posts about electric car maker Tesla dominate, followed by rocket maker SpaceX.
Cryptocurrencies, although they often appear in his reviews, are still far from being his main topic of conversation. In any case, it is one of the most discussed topics among billionaires.
A decade of Elon Musk on Twitter
Today, Elon Musk is one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs, CEO of Tesla and founder of several companies such as SpaceX, The Boring Company, X.com (merged with PayPal), Neuralink, OpenAI and Zip2, Musk became the richest man 2021 overtaking Amazon's Jeff Bezos. Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos).
Thanks to this, and his charisma, today Elon Musk has the ninth largest following on Twitter, with 77.3 million people following him. While he talks a lot about cryptocurrencies, especially dogcoin, it's not his main focus.
Elon Musk's tweets from the past 10 years. Source: Visual Capitalist
In the chart above, prepared by Visual Capitalist, it is possible to track the interests of the richest man in the world over the last 10 years. His two largest companies, Tesla and SpaceX, are his favorite subjects.
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With his wide range of interests, including rockets, electric cars, solar power, underground tunnels and artificial intelligence, there is speculation that Elon Musk's entry into the world of cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin, is also due to his interest in finance. . Use PayPal.
This speculation is increasing every year, for example, in 2018, the billionaire was seen holding a book on cryptocurrencies at an event. The following year, 2019, he made his first comments about Bitcoin in a conversation with Ark Invest's Cathie Wood.
Elon Musk holds a book on cryptocurrencies in 2018. Credit: Reddit
Back in 2020, Musk started sharing emojis about dogcoins and bitcoins, as seen below, which sparked speculation about his entry into the cryptocurrency market.
“The Dogcoin Model and the Global Financial System”
It’s inevitable pic.twitter.com/eBKnQm6QyF– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 18, 2020
“Bitcoin and my attempts to live a normal productive life”
pic.twitter.com/EbOjGshvrq– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 20, 2020
It was then, in 2021, that the billionaire announced that Tesla would begin accepting Bitcoin payments and announced the purchase of $1.5 billion in Bitcoin to make up the company's cash.
Cryptocurrency is not Elon Musk's focus
Despite helping both bitcoin and dogcoin adoption break all-time records in 2021, cryptocurrencies remain far from Elon Musk's focus, as shown in the first image of this article.
His oldest tweets of the past decade began talking about SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft, and the launch of the first Tesla Model S. Unsurprisingly, a decade later, these are still his main interests.
Tesla Model S Plaid, the world's fastest car.
While running two leading companies in their respective fields is certainly a daunting task, Musk always leaves some time for other things. For example, in addition to cryptocurrency, we can mention the flamethrower made by Boring Co. that helped rescue children trapped in a cave in Thailand, as well as its appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast. More recently, the billionaire has been providing Internet to Ukrainians through Starlink.
Finally, even if cryptocurrencies are not his main topic of conversation, we can expect Elon Musk to continue to adopt them and all his current and future efforts.