Elon Musk no longer joining Twitter’s board of directors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Tesla CEO Elon Musk won’t be joining Twitter’s board of directors as previously announced.

The tempestuous billionaire remains Twitter’s largest shareholder.

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal tweeted the news, which followed a weekend of Musk tweets suggesting possible changes to Twitter, including making the site ad-free. Nearly 90% of Twitter’s 2021 revenue came from ads.

Agrawal didn’t offer an explanation for Musk’s apparent decision.

He said the board understood the risks of having Musk as a member. But it “believed having Elon as a fiduciary of the company, where he, like all board members, has to act in the best interests of the company and all our shareholders, was the best path forward,” he wrote.