REPORT: Elon Musk’s Inner Circle At Twitter Revealed

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Elon Musk has reportedly been working with top executives and engineers from his other companies to help him run Twitter since he bought out the platform, CNBC found.

Records obtained by CNBC indicate employees from Tesla, SpaceX and The Boring Company have been authorized to work for Twitter since Musk took over the company for $44 billion in October. Musk is CEO of all three companies in addition to his current position as Twitter CEO.

More than 50 Tesla engineers are reportedly authorized to work for Twitter, including the company’s Director of Software Engineering and Chief Information Officer, according to CNBC. A Tesla employee told CNBC that most people at the company would be honored to work additional hours for Musk at Twitter. (RELATED: ‘Visibility Filtering’: Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’ Reveal How Top Execs Misled The Public About ‘Shadow Banning’)

Musk told a Delaware court in November that the arrangement was on a “voluntary basis” for a short term, according to CNBC.

Musk tweeted Dec. 8, “I continue to oversee both Tesla & SpaceX, but the teams there are so good that often little is needed from me,” in response to a Tesla fan account.

Additionally, Musk has reportedly enlisted over a dozen SpaceX employees to work at Twitter including the company’s Chief Financial Officer and Director of Information Technology, according to CNBC. Three executives from The Boring Company, Musk’s tunneling business, are also reportedly authorized to work for Twitter.

Musk has also reportedly brought in longtime friends and investors in Twitter to work for the company, such as venture capitalists and podcasters Jason Calacanis and David Sacks, according to CNBC. Both have frequently tweeted about their work with Musk and the “Twitter 2.0” envisioned by Musk.

Other venture capitalists and individuals from firms such as Andreessen Horowitz, Valor Equity Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures and DFJ Growth have also reportedly been brought in to work for Twitter, CNBC added.

The companies did not immediately respond to requests for comment.