Elon Musk downplays one possible Tesla chairman name

Tesla still has some time to name a new chairman to succeed Elon Musk as part of an agreement to settle fraud charges the Securities and Exchange Commission had levied against Musk. So far, Tesla, as a company, has been mum about who might be on its chairman short list.

But that doesn’t mean Musk is keeping quiet about the matter. At least when it comes to saying who isn’t going to get Tesla’s chairmanship.

Like he has been known to do from time to time, Musk took to Twitter. This time, it was in response to a Financial Times story that said 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch is the lead candidate to become Tesla’s next chairman. Murdoch, who is already a non-executive Tesla director, is slated to step down as 21st Century’s CEO when that company finalizes the sale of its media properties to the Walt Disney Company.

Musk was pretty direct in his response to the FT story, as he replied with one of his most succinct tweets since his infamous “Funding secured” message about his plan to take Tesla private for $420 a share.

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— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 10, 2018

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