The billionaire business mogul and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has asked for "a cookie" after claiming he paid the most tax in history for an individual last year.
Musk, whose controversial and frequent internet presence draws a flurry of supporters and detractors, used his response to claim he would "visit IRS" to pick up his cookie.
The 50-year-old had already garnered controversy after a controversial tweet compared Canadian President Justin Trudeau to Adolf Hitler.
But the Tesla CEO is capturing more Twitter notoriety for claiming he has paid "the most taxes ever in history for an individual last year," after responding to claims he had paid no tax.
A video of Senator Elizabeth Warren made the rounds on the social media platform, where the American politician claimed Musk paid absolutely nothing in taxes.
The clip was retweeted by Sawyer Merritt, founder of sustainable clothing brand Twin Birch, where Musk replied to Merritt's claim that "Elon will be paying the single largest tax bill of any individual in history ($11 billion)."
Musk took the opportunity to reply to the business owner, saying: "Will visit IRS next time I'm in DC just to say hi, since I paid the most taxes ever in history for an individual last year.
"Maybe I can have a cookie or something…"
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The Neuralink and OpenAI co-founder received his usual flurry of social media buzz, racking up nearly 9000 retweets and almost 70,000 likes in less than 24 hours.
One reply quote-tweeted an earlier Musk tweet dated to December 20, 2021, where the SpaceX founder tweeted: "For those wondering, I will pay over $11 billion in taxes this year."
Another user replied to Musk's cookie tweet: "You say that like it's some feat of generosity. If you the richest person in history then you are obligated to pay the largest tax bill in history."
Others warmed to the idea of Musk visiting the IRS offices, with one user replying: "Is their a particular kind of cookie that you're looking during your visit?"
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