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Over the past week, social media has been abuzz with the news that Elon Musk has stepped down as CEO of Twitter, a position he only recently assumed after a poll he launched on the platform resulted in over 57% of the roughly 17.5 million people who voted wanting him to resign. In a tweet, Musk announced that he would resign “as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job!” He also stated that following his resignation as CEO, he would “run the software & servers teams” at Twitter, indicating that he may still have significant influence on the company’s decision-making.
However, it seems that the story doesn’t end there. In the midst of the chaos surrounding Musk’s departure, YouTube personality MrBeast, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, tweeted that he would like to be considered for the role of Twitter CEO. MrBeast, who is known for his extravagant and viral videos featuring expensive stunts and challenges, has gained a massive following on YouTube, with over 122 million subscribers on his main channel and a total of 201 million subscribers across all of his channels.
It’s not out of the question— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 22, 2022
While some were excited about the prospect of MrBeast bringing his unique approach to the social media platform, others were skeptical of his qualifications for the role. In response, MrBeast highlighted his business experience, including his successful ventures MrBeast Burger and Feastables, and his involvement in various philanthropic efforts such as Team Trees and Team Seas.
However, it seems that MrBeast may have some competition for the position. Comedy writer Bess Kalb, who has been nominated for an Emmy for her work, recently went viral with a satirical thread on Twitter in which she announced that she was the new CEO of Twitter and thanked Elon Musk for “taking a chance” on her. While the initial tweet did not clearly specify that it was meant to be a parody, the intention became clearer as the thread went on, with Kalb poking fun at Musk’s various controversies and poking fun at the fact that he had made over $68,000 from his “flagship innovation” Twitter Blue.
It remains to be seen who will ultimately take over as CEO of Twitter, but it’s clear that the social media platform will be facing some major changes in the near future.