(PatrioticPost.com)- Despite Musk’s claim, the World Economic Forum says he was not on the guest list for the annual meeting of business executives, global leaders, and cultural trend-setters in Davos, Switzerland.
According to reports, notables, including European Union chief Ursula von der Leyen and actor Idris Elba gathered in the luxurious Alpine town to discuss global issues including war, climate change, and the impact of technology on security.
Musk claimed he was invited, though he was not present. Forum spokesman Yann Zopf refuted this claim, stating that the last time Tesla’s CEO received an invitation was not this year or recently, but in 2015.
Reports show Musk tweeted last month that his reason for declining the Davos invitation was not because he believed they were plotting evil but because it sounded “boring A F lol.”
He did not specify when he received the invitation, but the tweet’s timing indicated that it was for this year. Musk did not respond to requests for comment from The Associated Press.
The people who claim not to care about what Musk said seem to care a lot.
Reports show the forum has been the subject of online conspiracy theories from those who believe a group of elites is manipulating global events for their gain.
But it’s not a conspiracy if the forum tells the public they are doing just that.
Depending on their desired level of affiliation, members of the Forum pay between 120,000 and 850,000 Swiss francs ($130,000 and $921,000) annually for membership.
Many executives travel to Davos to ride the meeting’s coattails and mingle with other corporate executives in town, occasionally taking potshots at the forum from the sidelines. Richard Branson, the British entrepreneur behind Virgin, is rumored to have visited the city multiple times without attending the meeting.
Reports say Musk may be too busy to socialize with influential individuals in snowy Switzerland.
While dealing with the fallout from his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter in 2017,
Musk says he intends to step down as CEO. But he will continue to own Twitter, which he successfully took private last summer.