Elon Musk is known for his witty sense of humor, and he recently took the opportunity to poke fun at billionaire investor Bill Miller on Twitter. Miller, who manages the Miller Value Funds, has been a vocal critic of Tesla in the past and once famously shorted the company’s stock.
In a tweet on January 9th, Musk shared an article titled “Short sellers lost $38 billion betting against Tesla in 2020” and added the caption, “And he was quoted as saying that climate change is a hoax.” The tweet was an apparent dig at Miller, who had previously been quoted as saying he didn’t believe in the reality of climate change.
The tweet quickly garnered attention from Musk’s followers, many of whom applauded the Tesla CEO’s humor. Some, however, suggested that Musk should be more gracious and respectful towards his critics. One user wrote, “You’ve already won Elon. No need to gloat.”
It’s not the first time Musk has used his social media platform to take jabs at those who have been critical of Tesla. The Tesla CEO has long been a vocal opponent of short sellers, who bet against companies in the hope of profiting from their decline in value. In 2018, Musk famously called out short sellers on Twitter, referring to them as “value destroyers” and accusing them of trying to undermine Tesla’s success.
Despite the naysayers, Tesla’s stock has continued to soar in recent months, reaching new highs as the company grows its electric vehicle business and expands into new markets. Many analysts have attributed Tesla’s success to Musk’s vision and leadership, as well as the company’s commitment to innovation and sustainability.
While Musk’s jokes may not always be well-received by everyone, they do demonstrate his confidence in Tesla’s future. As the company continues to innovate and expand, it’s clear that Musk is committed to proving his critics wrong and building a brighter future for the planet.