Elon Musk Tried To Pay A Teen Thousands Of Dollars To Stop Tracking His Plane

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is attempting to pay a teen thousands of dollars to shut down a Twitter account that keeps tabs on his private jet, claiming a concern about his personal safety

The billionaire reached out to 19-year-old college student Jack Sweeney in November 2021 expressing concern about the account he runs called @ElonJet

It provides regular updates on the flights that Musk’s jet takes using publicly available information

Protocol reports that the richest man in the world reached out to the teen via Twitter DMs and offered him $5,000 to deactivate the account

They exchanged some messages, and eventually Sweeney gave a counteroffer of $50,000. He told Musk the money would be “great support in college

It’s important to reiterate here that Musk is worth hundreds of billion of dollars and the teen is using public information to run the account