Twitter boss Elon Musk was photographed within the parking storage at New York Metropolis’s Lincoln Heart on Friday forward of his anticipated look on the Baron Funding Convention.
Musk was pictured hurrying into the venue via a aspect door. He’s slated to be interviewed by legendary investor and Tesla shareholder Ron Baron on Friday — the identical day that Twitter launched sweeping layoffs reportedly impacting half of its workforce.
Baron confirmed Musk’s look earlier within the day throughout an look on CNBC. The billionaire was obscure about what he deliberate to ask Musk, whose Twitter takeover has prompted intense scrutiny over the past week.
“I don’t want to do the interview in advance, but I think one of the interesting questions is that he’s 51 years old and he works 16- or 17-hour days, seven days a week and he flies all over the place,” Baron stated. “He’s the wealthiest man in the world. Why does he do this?”
Baron indicated that he would focus on points associated to Musk’s different firms, Tesla and SpaceX, in addition to the latter’s position in offering Starlink web service to Ukraine throughout its warfare with Russia.
The Baron Capital founder additionally expressed assist for Musk’s imaginative and prescient for Twitter — together with his resolution to conduct layoffs.
“There’s a lot of people there that aren’t very productive, they work from home, they haven’t written very much code,” Baron advised CNBC.
Musk’s look on the convention appeared to have concluded earlier than midday Friday. The Verge’s Alex Heath stated Musk ended the interview by urging the viewers to “please use Twitter.”
Musk has been in New York Metropolis for a number of days and was beforehand noticed in costume whereas attending Heidi Klum’s Halloween celebration.
The billionaire and his crew of advertisers was additionally reportedly assembly with outstanding advertisers within the metropolis in a bid to reassure Twitter’s key income supply that its platform would stay “brand safe” for firms.
As The Put up reported, some insiders questioned whether or not Musk’s crew was assembly with the fitting folks.
“I know a huge portion of [chief marketing officers] and nobody knows of anyone he is meeting with,” one supply stated.
On Friday, Musk revealed that Twitter has misplaced a “massive” quantity of income from advertisers as a result of strain from activists.