Elon Musk completes the purchase of Twitter and fires the company’s top executives

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Elon Musk in the offices of Twitter.

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Elon Musk walked into Twitter headquarters on Wednesday with a sink in his hands.

Elon Musk closed the purchase of Twitter on Thursday and fired its top executives, according to US media.

The transaction was for 44 billion US dollars hours before the deadline for a billionaire to sign a contract to buy a social network.

Musk’s initial moves at the helm of Twitter included the removal of CEO Parag Agrawalwho went to court to force the Tesla boss to honor the terms of the takeover deal he tried to escape, the Washington Post and CNBC reported, citing unnamed sources.

Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal was also fired.

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