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Heavy Metal Costs Elon Musk Billions
In what has to be one of the early candidates for headline of the year, Futurism’s The Byte imprint has a fairly wild story about how a heavy metal drummer and Tesla stockholder successfully sued the billionaire, putting a limit on what is essentially limitless wealth. The drummer, Richard Tornetta, formerly of the thrash metal band Dawn of Correction, was part of a lawsuit alleging that Musk misled investors regarding his own compensation. The suit has been tied up in courts for years, but was recently decided in Tornetta’s favor, proving once again that metal is an inherent good in a world of unencumbered wealth.
Could Adam Neumann Really Buy Back WeWork?
Slate’s Alex Kirshner reports this week on a strange story involving another billionaire. Adam Neumann, the founder and former CEO of WeWork, whose story was memorably dramatized in the WeCrashed limited series starring Jared Leto as the founder, is apparently interested in buying back his old company out of bankruptcy. A bankruptcy many would argue he was responsible for – the company was once valued at over $40 billion, but by the time he took it public it was worth only about $9 billion, largely a result of Neumann’s antics. The problem, though, is that WeWork’s current management is resisting the move. Neumann was able to extract quite a fortune for himself before being ousted from his own company, so it’s understandable if his presence isn’t exactly welcome.