Aug 15, 2023 - News

Elon Musk's jet causes a stir in Cleveland

Welcome to Cleveland, Elon. Photo: Chesnot/Getty Images

News that Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of Tesla and X, might be in Cleveland is enough to whip people into a frenzy.

Driving the news: Musk's Gulfstream G650ER private jet landed at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on Monday.

  • The jet was still in Cleveland as of early Tuesday afternoon, according to social media account ElonJet.

Yes, but: There is no proof Musk was on the jet or conducting business in Cleveland.

The intrigue: Still, some have zeroed in on Cleveland-Cliff's $7.3 billion offer to buy Pittsburgh-based rival U.S. Steel as a potential reason for Musk to visit.

  • Not only is Tesla's upcoming Cybertruck made of steel, but Musk's company SpaceX is also designing a rocket made of the material.

Between the lines: Musk may also want to get his hands on U.S. Steel's "X" stock symbol for his social network formerly known as Twitter.

Reality check: None of this is confirmed. It's just as likely Musk's jet needed fuel and Cleveland was the nearest stop.

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