By Tyler Durden | 24 April 2022
ZERO HEDGE — The beef between Bill Gates and Elon Musk appears to be very real.
Over the last 24 hours, text messages between Musk and Gates leaked on Twitter, wherein Musk declines to speak to Gates about philanthropic opportunities because Gates supposedly still has a “half billion dollar short position against Tesla”.
The leaked messages were posted by @WholeMarsBlog, a source that is known to be close to Tesla and Musk. “So apparently Bill Gates hit up @elonmusk to discuss “philanthropy on climate change” but Elon asked if he still had a half billion dollar short position on $TSLA,” the tweet reads.
“Bill said he hasn’t closed it out, so Elon told him to get lost,” it continues. Included in the Tweet are screenshots of the texts.
“Do you still have a half billion dollar short position against Tesla?” Musk asks. “Sorry to say I haven’t closed it out. I would like to discuss philanthropy possibilities,” Gates replied. […]