Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has denied reports that he intends to implement sweeping staff cuts at Twitter as he prepares to close a $44 billion agreement to purchase the site, according to a company employee and other sources cited in the media.
After paying a visit to Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters on Wednesday, Musk was reportedly “swarmed by about 40 people” as he ordered coffee at a nearby shop, an unnamed Twitter employee told Insider. Asked about a recent Washington Post report that he planned to fire a whopping 75% of the site’s staff, Musk said he “didn’t know where that number came from.”
The entrepreneur took to social media soon after his stop at Twitter’s office, sharing a video of himself carrying what appeared to be a bathroom sink through the building’s main lobby while appending the caption “Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!”
Hours later, he followed up the visual pun with a more conventional post for a prospective owner, saying he was “Meeting a lot of cool people at Twitter today!”