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Elon Musk's Twitter account has got a lot of attention lately.
Musk, who is CEO at both Tesla and SpaceX, uses his Twitter account to share ideas, company announcements, and jokes with his 22 million+ followers.
But some of his tweets recently drew the attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which sued Musk last week for tweeting "false and misleading statements" about taking Tesla private. Musk settled with the SEC over the weekend, after agreeing to resign as Tesla's chairperson and pay $20 million (R300 million) from Tesla and $20 million from his own account as a fine to the SEC.
With so much focus around Musk and his Twitter account, we thought it would be interesting to highlight the handful of accounts that he actually follows - there are 69 of them, to be exact.
We're not saying that following the same Twitter accounts means you'll suddenly have the brains or money of Elon Musk, but it certainly can't hurt.
And so, here are all 69 accounts Elon Musk follows on Twitter, as of October 2018:
1. National Geographic, the network dedicated to geography and exploration
2. Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire art collector and entrepreneur
3. Teslarati, a website that follows Tesla, SpaceX, and Elon Musk news
4. CleanTechnica, a website dedicated to developments in clean technology
5. MIT Technology Review, MIT's website covering science and technology
6. InsideEVs, a news site about electric vehicles
7. Marc Andreessen, general partner at Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz
8. Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia
9. World of Engineering, which showcases interesting robots, gadgets, and unique feats of engineering
10. BBC Comedy, the British Broadcasting Corporation's studio dedicated to comedy programming
11. Ken Levine, the game developer best known for his work on the "Bioshock" franchise
12. Niche Gamer, a website dedicated to gaming news and reviews
13. Tosca Musk, Elon's younger sister
14. Maye Musk, Elon's mother
15. Lisa Joy Nolan, a co-creator of the HBO show "Westworld"
16. Demis Hassabis, a British entrepreneur, game designer, and AI researcher
17. The Royal Society, the world's oldest scientific academy
18. BBC Breaking News, the BBC's home for developing news
19. GeekWire, a news website dedicated to covering the biggest tech companies in the US
20. George Zachary, a longtime Silicon Valley investor
21. SwiftOnSecurity, a novelty Twitter account that offers commentary on technology through Taylor Swift's voice
22. Tao Lin, an American author and poet
23. Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist and the world's youngest Nobel Prize laureate
24. New Scientist, a UK-based magazine about science and technology
25. CGP Grey, a YouTuber and podcaster
26. Liv Boeree, a British poker player and TV presenter
27. Internet of Shit, a novelty Twitter account that satirises technology
28. Bill Lee, a Silicon Valley investor
29. Fermat's Library, which develops software for academic papers
30. Slashdot, which features user-submitted news about science and technology
31. Imgur, the online image-sharing service
32. Rick and Morty, the animated sci-fi sitcom on Adult Swim
33. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which builds and operates robotic spacecrafts for NASA
34. Curiosity Rover, the camera-equipped vehicle that's been roaming the planet Mars since August 2012
35. International Space Station, which is a station and research laboratory in low-Earth orbit for five different international space agencies
36. How Things Work, which shows images, videos, and GIFs to demonstrate the inner workings of complex processes
37. The Boring Company, Elon Musk's infrastructure and tunnelling company founded in December 2016
38. Kimbal Musk, Elon's younger brother
39. World and Science, which highlights interesting scientific videos, images, and news
40. Hyperloop, Elon Musk's proposed mode of high-speed transportation
41. Medical Xpress, which covers medical and health news and developments
42. South Park, the animated Comedy Central show that satirises celebrities and culture
43. Tesla Motors Club, a blog operated by Tesla enthusiasts
44. Scientific American, the longest-running monthly magazine in the US that's dedicated to advances in science and technology
45. Kotaku, a news website that covers video games and gaming culture
46. OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research company co-founded by Musk in 2015
47. History In Pictures, which highlights notable historical photographs
48. Plato On Book Tour, the Twitter account operated by author Rebecca Goldstein that shows how Plato might react to 21st century issues
49. NASA, the independent US agency dedicated to space, aerospace, and aeronautics
50. Develop, the UK-based magazine covering video game news
51. The Hacker News, the news website dedicated to cyber security and hacking
52. XKCD, a Twitter account that features the webcomic series from Randall Munroe
53. Atlas Obscura, which features travel tips and articles about unique destinations around the world
54. Tim Urban, who operates the blog Wait But Why
55. Rolling Stone, the American magazine and website dedicated to pop culture
56. John Oliver, the comedian and host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight"
57. Phil Plait, the science blogger known as "Bad Astronomer"
58. Techmeme, which highlights notable news in technology
59. Physics arXiv Blog, which offers "an alternate view of new ideas in science"
60. Neuroskeptic, an anonymous science blogger and British neuroscientist
61. Discover Magazine, which covers news in science and technology
62. Phys.org, which covers research and science news
63. TeslaRoadTrip, a fan page for Tesla and electric vehicles
64. The New York Review of Books, which offers articles about literature and current affairs
65. Khan Academy, which offers online lessons for students and materials for teachers
66. 60 Minutes, one of the longest-running news programs on television
67. The New Yorker, the magazine that offers essays, commentary, criticism, and cartoons
68. Tesla, the electric car company that Musk oversees as CEO
69. SpaceX, the space transportation services company that Musk runs as CEO
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