Elon Musk, the eccentric billionaire, has once again extended a generous offer, this time to Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. Musk is willing to pay $1 billion if Zuckerberg agrees to rename Facebook to “Faceboo*.” The billionaire entrepreneur took to social media to propose this unconventional idea, suggesting that the new name could make users “happier” when logging onto the platform.
Musk even claimed to have drafted some logo ideas for the rebranded site, expressing confidence in their quality. His apparent aim is to contribute positively to humanity, albeit through unorthodox means.
“I already jotted down some great ideas for the new site logo. They’re pretty good, if I do say so myself. Just trying to do a little good for humanity,” he said in the post.
This proposition comes hot on the heels of another astonishing offer Musk made to Wikipedia, pledging $1 billion if the online encyclopedia changes its name to “Di*pedia.” However, he stipulated that the new name must be retained for nearly a year.
In a peculiar twist, Musk reposted content from the satirical news outlet, the Babylon Bee, endorsing “Faceboo*” as a superior name for the social media giant.
The history between Musk and Zuckerberg has not been without its share of peculiar interactions. Previously, Musk challenged Zuckerberg to an MMA fight, only to backpedal when Zuckerberg offered to set a date and location for the bout. Musk withdrew the challenge, citing an impending surgery as the reason.
Elon Musk’s persistent fascination with unconventional branding and his willingness to put substantial sums on the line continue to captivate the public. The question on everyone’s mind now is whether Mark Zuckerberg will accept the billion-dollar offer and embrace the curious name “Faceboo*.”