I'm Buying Coca-Cola to Put Cocaine Back in It – Elon Musk


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Elon Musk has on Thursday joking announced buying multinational beverage company, Coca-Cola, few days after buying Twitter.

“Next, I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in,” Musk tweeted.

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Adding of recipe for cocaine and cola nuts to give the drink its stimulative effect was stopped in 1886.

According to data by Forbes, the beverage giant is worth $286 billion, with assets valued at $94.35 billion as against Musk’s net worth of $240.3 billion as of 2022.

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However, many experts have speculated that this shouldn’t be taken as a clout chasing as the South African-born billionaire has track records of buying things he has joked about.

In a tweet chat with comedian Dave Smith in 2017, Musk said he lived Twitter and intended to buy the platform.

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Five years later he finally bought the microblogging platform for $44 billion with $54.20 per share price, capping a saga complete with hostile takeover threats before delivering him personal control

He stated that his reason for buying the platform is give people platform where they can free express themselves without any form of restrictions 

“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk said in a statement released by Twitter.

“I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots and authenticating all humans.”

Twitter, a public liability company will now become a private company solely owned by Elon Musk, 

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