Elon Musk was recently accused of demanding to be the next Apple CEO, replacing Tim Cook. Various unbelievable rumors support this idea which made the speculation more serious than ever.
However, Elon Musk now denies this claim. On the other hand, Mark Gurman, an award-winning journalist and news reporter, also supported Elon Musk with his latest statement.
"And another perspective: Tim Cook said he has never actually spoken to Elon Musk: 'You know, I've never spoken to Elon, although I have great admiration and respect for the company he's built,'" said the journalist via his latest tweet.
The current Tesla and SpaceX CEO also replied to the media practitioner's Twitter post.
Higgins managed to make his book both false *and* boring 🤣🤣— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 30, 2021
"Cook & I have never spoken or written to each other ever. There was a point where I requested to meet with Cook to talk about Apple buying Tesla. There were no conditions of acquisition proposed whatsoever," said Musk via his official Twitter account.
Elon Musk Says He Didn't Want To Replace Tim Cook
When the accusation began, the billionaire added that Tim Cook refused to meet him since Tesla was only worth 6% of its current revenue value.
According to Mac Rumors' latest report, the alleged position acquisition of Musk was stated in a book titled "Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk and the Bet of the Century."
Because the novel's claims are pretty serious, various publishing companies decided to investigate it. These include the Los Angeles Times.
Cook & I have never spoken or written to each other ever.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 30, 2021
There was a point where I requested to meet with Cook to talk about Apple buying Tesla. There were no conditions of acquisition proposed whatsoever.
He refused to meet. Tesla was worth about 6% of today’s value.
The controversial book claimed that Cook and Tesla's CEO talked together about the EV manufacturer's financial issue, especially when it was about to release the now-popular Tesla Model 3.
The novel added that the current Apple CEO proposed that the iPhone maker acquires Tesla. SpaceX's boss agreed but on one condition. He allegedly said that he should be the CEO of Apple.
Elon Musk's Neuralink Raises $205 Million From Investors
In other news, Neuralink, the brain-computer start-up company of Elon, was able to raise around $205 million in revenue from various investors.
The tech giant company announced that the budget it has acquired will be used to develop brain-machine interfaces, which could treat various brain health complications, as reported by CNBC. This just shows that the technologies of Tesla CEO focus on different industries.
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Written by: Griffin Davis