Twitter shares rise as reports say Elon Musk deal close

Even Twitter itself didn’t appear to take Elon Musk seriously when he first said that he wanted to buy it. It’s just Musk being, well, Musk, everyone thought. He may be the world’s richest man but he is also by his own admission cash-poor – and he is well-versed in posting unsubstantiated grand ideas on social media.