Elon Musk to step down as Twitter CEO once he finds ‘someone foolish enough to take job’

Elon Musk. [Photo: Wikimedia]

Twitter owner Elon Musk has confirmed he will stand by his promise to resign as the company’s chief executive, after the platform’s users voted for him to step down, but suggested that finding a successor may take some time.

“I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job! After that, I will just run the software & servers teams,” Musk announced in a tweet on Tuesday.

CNBC previously reported that Musk was “actively looking, asking, trying to figure out who the candidate pool might actually be.”

On Sunday, the billionaire posted an informal poll asking Twitter users if he should step down as head of the company. Some 57.5% of the 17 million respondents voted for Musk to leave his post. On Monday, Musk stated that henceforth only Twitter Blue subscribers will be able to voice their opinions in polls about policy changes on the platform.

In recent weeks, the CEO has introduced a number of controversial changes that have caused a massive public backlash.

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