Elon Musk's 11 Best Social Media Moments and Why They're Awesome It seems almost unfair that he is good at this, too.

By Nina Zipkin

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This article orginally published Feb. 2, 2018.

Elon Musk, when he isn't launching rockets, making cars to attach to said rockets, planning to drill holes underneath our most heavily trafficked cities or playing with flamethrowers, can often be found being fairly sassy on social media.

The SpaceX, Tesla and the Boring Company founder has a whopping 20 million followers on Twitter and a casual 6.6 million on Instagram, and frequently uses his social media presence to announce milestones, interact with fans and showcase his sense of humor.

Read on for 11 social media moments that could only come from the mind of Musk and why we enjoy them.

Related: The Real Reason Why Elon Musk Is a Twitter Power User

He doesn’t hide his sometimes sexual sense of humor.

He embraces the ridiculous.

And for the kicker.

He’s self-aware.

He takes people up close to the action.

He engages with his customers.

He knows what people are talking about.

Regarding that pre-Christmas test launch that felt a little too Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

And of course …

He takes the opportunity to play Willy Wonka.

He keeps his promises.

Case in point …

He dreams big.

He takes fans to work with him.

He’s not afraid to reveal his inner teenage dork.

Nina Zipkin

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Nina Zipkin is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com. She frequently covers leadership, media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.

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