Elon Musk Anoints Himself Technoking of Tesla in latest SEC Filing
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and founder and CEO of SpaceX, is not your run-of-the-mill corporate executive—not by a stretch. The sometimes-richest-person-in-the-world whose intense work ethic—he often sleeps on the Tesla factory floor—and idiosyncrasies have been well-documented over the years (he's recently been fairly active on Clubhouse and has even invited Vladimir Putin to join him on the audio social platform for a Q&A) is full of surprises. And today, he and Tesla CFO Zach Kirkhorn, attached an Easter egg to a Tesla SEC filing.
In tiny print on page two, the SEC filing reads:
"Item 8.01 Other Events. Effective as of March 15, 2021, the titles of Elon Musk and Zach Kirkhorn have changed to Technoking of Tesla and Master of Coin, respectively. Elon and Zach will also maintain their respective positions as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer."
That's it, that's the update, somebody update his Wikipedia, quick: in addition to being CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk is now also the Technoking of Tesla. His CFO Kirkhorn will now also retain the honorific of Master of Coin. Musk and Kirkhorn's official bios have already been updated on the Tesla leadership page.
Doge day afternoon— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 13, 2021
In other Musk news, the billionaire spent a few moments this weekend tweeting about Doge coin, the cryptocurrency that started out as a meme-inspired internet joke. Musk's tweets sent the this-was-supposed-to-be-a-joke Doge coin "soaring" to 6 cents. Then he tweeted he was going to get a Shiba Inu.
I’m getting a Shiba Inu #resistanceisfutile— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 14, 2021
Earlier this year, Tesla bought US$1.5 billion in Bitcoin and announced it will be accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment. On the heels of this news, Bitcoin soared to US$60,000. Musk, meanwhile, seems to be having a lot of fun.