(CNN) — Billionaire Elon Musk, owner of Twitter and CEO of Tesla, said Tuesday that he “doesn’t care” if his controversial tweets angered Tesla shareholders or Twitter advertisers.
Musk added, in an interview with CNBC, after a meeting with shareholders in “Tesla”: “I will say what I want to say, and if the result of that is losing money, then so be it.”
Musk often tweeted “inflammatory comments,” including those supporting conspiracy theories.
Twitter has seen a sharp decline in ad revenue since Musk took over the company last year.
On Friday, Elon Musk announced the appointment of Linda Iaccarino, CEO of Twitter, and Musk said in the tweet: “I am excited, and I welcome Linda Iaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter.”
“Linda Iaccarino will focus primarily on business operations, while I will focus on product design and new technology,” he added.
“I look forward to working with Linda on turning this platform into an X, the everything app,” he continued.
It is noteworthy that Musk had previously announced that he would step down as CEO of the company, but only when he found a successor, after he launched a poll regarding his remaining in office and millions of users voted in favor of his stepping down.
The billionaire said, in a previous tweet, that after submitting his resignation, he may continue to exercise significant influence over the decision-making process at Twitter.