Elon Musk Makes $ 43 Billion Bid for Twitter, Says ‘Civilization’ At Stake

Elon Musk went full-on corporate raider a week into his rolling clash with Twitter Inc., offering a $ 43 billion bid for the company and warning he might sell his stake in the service if rebuffed.

The Thursday offer was the latest in a will-he-or-won’t-he saga between the world’s richest man and the social-media service. The offer was at once serious — Mr. Musk disclosed it in a federal filing — and at the same time included a dollop of humor, as the offer was for $ 54.20 per share, a barely veiled marijuana reference.

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