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Linda Iaccarino (NBC Universal) has succeeded Elon Musk at the helm of Twitter

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according to Wall Street JournalLinda Yaccarino, director of advertising at NBC Universal, is in talks with Twitter to take on the role of CEO of the social network and successor to Elon Musk. The latter has it chirpThursday, May 11, that he’s “thrilled to announce [qu’il a] appointing a new CEO,” he said, without revealing his identity.

Linda Iaccarino He has worked at NBCUniversal since 2011 and was instrumental in launching the ad-supported streaming platform, according to Wall Street Journalwhich cites several anonymous sources to report on its discussions with Twitter.

Elon Muskthe second richest and largest owner of Twitter in the world announce He will become the company’s CEO and chief technology officer, overseeing product, software and systems operations. The billionaire did not disclose the identity of the future CEO, even using the personal pronoun “she”.

Elon Musk, who also owns electric car maker Tesla and space exploration company SpaceX, hinted late last year that he might step down as CEO of Twitter, and a majority of those surveyed as part of a poll on the platform think he should.

The billionaire’s active Twitter role has drawn criticism from some Tesla investors, who claimed last month that Elon Musk was distracted by his job at Twitter and that the electric car maker was poorly managed, even calling a board meeting to deliberate on it. Report of the billionaire’s performance as CEO of Tesla bloomberg (Tesla shares rose more than 2% after Elon Musk’s tweet, closing at $172.08.)

The move comes as Twitter launches a series of new features on its platform, including encrypted messaging and video calls. In addition, Elon Musk is approaching the idea of ​​renaming the platform. Everything app Known simply as “X” (the billionaire renamed the merged Twitter name “X Corp” last month). Since taking over Twitter in October, Elon Musk has faced criticism for relaxing the platform’s moderation rules, temporarily blocking several journalists from the site and calling several news organizations “state media.” Less than two months after the long-awaited acquisition was completed $44 billionA handful of advertisers including Apple, Balenciaga, Chipotle, United Airlines Ford and General Motors have dropped their ads on the platform, though Elon Musk has repeatedly downplayed the controversy within the company, saying last month that several advertisers had returned to Twitter. and that the company was “equal”.

Forbes estimates that Elon Musk’s net worth is approx $179.5 billionmaking him the second richest person in the world, right behind him Bernard Arnault ($ 239.6 billion), the leader of the fashion and cosmetics empire LVMH, the parent company of Louis Vuitton, Sephora and Tiffany & Co.

Translated article from the American magazine Forbes – the authors: Brian Bouchard and Nicholas Rayman

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