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Musk’s Path From Twitter Provocateur to the Platform’s Owner

Nov. 1, 2022, 7:32 PM

Elon Musk is now the owner of Twitter Inc., capping months of speculation over whether he would complete the deal.
It’s been a wild ride for all involved, but after several fits and starts, the company is finally in the hands of the tech billionaire who also runs Tesla Inc. and SpaceX. Here’s the timeline of how it came together.

Jan. 31: Musk starts building his stake

The year begins with Musk quietly acquiring Twitter shares. By March 14, he accumulates over a 5% stake, the point at which he’s supposed to disclose the activity to the Securities and Exchange Commission — a misstep that later would trigger a shareholder lawsuit. ...