Elon Musk confirms he will quit Twitter CEO gig as soon as he finds 'someone foolish enough to take the job'

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Elon Musk confirms he will quit Twitter CEO gig as soon as he finds 'someone foolish enough to take the job'

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Elon Musk has officially confirmed that he will step down as Twitter's CEO once he finds someone who can actually take on the job.

Musk took to - you guessed it - Twitter to update the world on what his next move will be with the social media platform.

He tweeted: "I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job! After that, I will just run the software and servers teams."

His comments come after millions voted for him to step down as the head of Twitter, but the billionaire reckons it'll be tough to replace him.

By the time the poll had closed on Monday (December 19), 57.5 per cent of respondents had opted for Musk to step aside.

There were more than 17 million votes from Twitter users, while the post itself also racked up hundreds of thousands of retweets and likes.

So, in Musk's own words: "As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it."

But, despite the SpaceX founder's somewhat chaotic move, the rogue billionaire has revealed there is no one waiting in the wings of the blue bird to take over.

Many had suggested he had conducted this poll knowing full well who was going to take his place, but Musk said the opposite is the case at the moment.

While responding to someone on Twitter, Elon wrote: "No one wants the job who can actually keep Twitter alive. There is no successor."

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It is unknown who would replace Musk at the helm of the bird app if he does indeed step down, so it seems we are stuck with him a little while longer.

In another string of tweets, Musk revealed the hunt for a Twitter head honcho is a tough one.

"The question is not finding a CEO, the question is finding a CEO who can keep Twitter alive," he tweeted.

Someone has already volunteered for the apparently unwanted job, though.

Snoop Dogg has offered to take over from Musk, taking to Twitter to ask his followers if he should seize power at the social media platform.

A massive 81 per cent of respondents called for Snoop to take the wheel, massively rationing Musk's own poll to step down in the process.

By the time Musk's poll closed on December 19, 57.5 per cent of respondents had voted 'yes'.

Well, it looks like the most chaotic website on the internet may just be about to get a little more bonkers.

This could be fun.

Topics: News, Elon Musk, Twitter, Social Media

Rachel Lang
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