An unlikely ally: Elon Musk promises Twitter to MrBeast if he ‘mysteriously’ dies

By Sam Wareing

Published May 10, 2022 at 04:33 PM

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Elon Musk is once again making waves on Twitter after he posted a mysterious tweet alluding to his untimely death.

The 50-year-old multi-billionaire—who very recently acquired Twitter for a whopping $44 billion— posted: “If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin ya.” Cryptic much? As if that wasn’t enough, enter MrBeast, a YouTuber known for his expensive stunts, who replied to the tweet asking for a rather large favour.

The YouTube star replied to the Tesla CEO’s tweet saying, “If that happens can I have Twitter?” Musk simply responded with “Ok.”

You heard it here first, folks. MrBeast might be next in line for the Twitter throne.

It seems however, that Musk’s bizarre tweet may not be as out of the blue as we think—he does have a history of them after all. Just this year alone he actually challenged the Russian President to a fist fight. The prize? A claim on Ukraine as their own. We can all see where this is going. The ex-head of Russia’s defence force Dimitry Rogozin later issued a statement which branded Musk an enemy of the state following the interaction.

In a post on Musk’s Twitter account, the statement is said to read “According to our information, the delivery and transfer to the Armed Forces of Ukraine of PO boxes for receiving and transmitting the Internet from Starlink carried out by the Pentagon. Elon Musk is thus involved in the supply of fascist forces in Ukraine with military communications. And for this you will have to answer in an adult way, Elon, no matter how you turn on the fool.”

Oh dear. While the SpaceX owner is known for his off-the-wall comments and antics, let’s hope that this little incident doesn’t spell out his doom.

If the worst should come to pass—although we rather hope it doesn’t—his Twitter legacy will be safe in the hands of MrBeast. Having over 95 million subscribers and being the highest paid YouTuber ever—earning a tidy sum of $54 million in 2021—the YouTube phenomenon wouldn’t have any trouble taking the reins.

And hey, he’s even made sure to seal the deal with Musk.

That’s right, ‘no takesies backsies’. Nothing could be more legally binding. Other than perhaps a pinky promise.

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