Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter Inc, has reportedly offered the company’s employees stock grants at a valuation of almost $20 billion, according to a report by The Information. This valuation is less than half of the $44 billion that Musk paid to acquire the social media platform, suggesting a decline in Twitter’s value.
The news comes after Musk’s takeover of Twitter, which sparked widespread speculation about the future of the social media giant. Musk’s acquisition of Twitter in November 2021 was seen by many as a move to diversify his business interests beyond the realms of electric cars and space exploration. The billionaire entrepreneur is known for his ambitious and innovative ideas, and his involvement in Twitter has led to widespread interest in the company’s future direction.
Despite the reported drop in Twitter’s value, Musk remains optimistic about the company’s prospects. In December 2021, he stated that Twitter was on track to be “roughly cash flow break-even” by 2023, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic and a decline in advertising spending on the platform. Musk’s vision for Twitter is said to involve the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies to enhance the user experience and boost engagement on the platform.
The reported offer of stock grants to Twitter employees is seen as a way to motivate and retain key talent within the company. The move is also consistent with Musk’s approach to incentivizing employees at his other companies, such as Tesla and SpaceX, where stock options are a key component of compensation packages.
Twitter has yet to comment on the report, and it remains to be seen how the offer of stock grants will be received by employees. However, Musk’s involvement in Twitter has undoubtedly sparked renewed interest in the company’s future, and his ambitious plans for the platform are sure to attract attention from investors and users alike.