Elon Musk officially proclaimed Tesla’s “Technoking”

The decision was announced in an administrative document sent to the US financial markets authority.

It may soon be necessary to address Elon Musk by calling him “ sire “: The whimsical boss of Tesla was very officially proclaimed on Monday” Technoking (King of tech) by his company. Its financial director Zach Kirkhorn was awarded the title of “ Master of Coin (Master of the coin), probably in reference to the recent purchase by the electric vehicle maker of $ 1.5 billion of bitcoin virtual currency. A reference, also, to a role in the American series Game of Thrones, where the “ master of coins Is a sort of finance minister of the kingdom.

The company did not say whether the titles involved additional duties. The decision was announced in an administrative document sent to the American Financial Markets Authority (SEC) and, laconic, consists of two lines: “ As of March 15, 2021, the titles of Elon Musk and Zach Kirkhorn have been changed to Tesla’s Technoking and Master of Coin, respectively. Elon and Zach keep their respective roles of CEO and CFO ».

Accustomed to controversies, Mr. Musk has regularly floundered in the past with the SEC, which accused him of having deceived investors when he had mentioned in a tweet in 2018 a possible withdrawal from the Tesla Stock Exchange when ‘he did not have the financial backbone strong enough for such an operation. The authority then forced the businessman, with a fortune currently estimated at $ 179 billion by Bloomberg, to give up the post of chairman of the board of directors.

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