As tech billionaire Elon Musk celebrates his 51st birthday, his Twitter account has now surpassed 100 million followers, making him one of only six people worldwide to pass that milestone on the microblogging site .
Musk, touted as the world’s most successful tech entrepreneur and investor, joined the platform in 2009 and now ranks sixth among most-followed people, including former US President Barack Obama, singer Justin Bieber, and others.
Obama leads with 132.1 million followers, Bieber has 114.1 million, Katy Perry has 108.8 million, Rihanna has 106.9 million and Cristiano Ronaldo has 101.3 million followers on the microblogging site.
Meanwhile, Musk, born June 28, 1971, turned 51 on Tuesday. He often stays on the news for updates on his ventures like SpaceX, Neuralink, and The Boring Co. He is also known for commenting on politics, pop culture, and world events.
However, Musk, who has landed a whopping $44 billion deal, has been quiet on the social media platform since June 21.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Musk is the richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of around $203 billion as of June 2022.
In 2002, Musk founded SpaceX, where he serves as CEO and chief engineer. In 2004 he was one of the early investors in electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc. (now Tesla, Inc.). He became chairman and product architect, eventually taking on the position of CEO in 2008.
Musk helped found SolarCity in 2006, a solar energy company that was later acquired by Tesla and became Tesla Energy.
In 2015 he co-founded OpenAI, a non-profit research company promoting friendly artificial intelligence. In 2016 he co-founded Neuralink, a neurotechnology company focused on developing brain-computer interfaces, and founded The Boring Company, a tunneling company.