Elon Musk refutes claim that he tried to replace Tim Cook as Apple CEO
The man who completely revolutionized the automobile industry, and who changed people’s view of the world, the universe, and our place in it, purportedly wishes to become the CEO of Apple.
Musk reportedly said that he wished to become Apple CEO, as per reports in The Los Angeles Times that quoted an upcoming book. Taking to Twitter, Musk denied that any such conversation ever took place.
Elon refused this statement by saying that “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.”
“He refused to meet. Tesla was worth about 6% of today’s value,” the Tesla CEO added. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Cook had said: “I`ve never spoken to Elon, although I have great admiration and respect for the company he has built”.
Cook replied after Musk in December last year tweeted that he offered Cook to sell his electric car company at one-tenth of its value during the struggling period in 2017, but the Apple CEO did not hold talks with him.
Musk’s fanboys, of which there are plenty, might still hope for such things to come to a pass and for the Tesla head honcho to continue to shape the world around us as much as he can.