ELON Musk took to social media on Tuesday afternoon to reveal he once "approached Apple about buying Tesla."
The Tesla boss tweeted on Tuesday afternoon: "During the darkest days of the Model 3 program, I reached out to Tim Cook to discuss the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla (for 1/10 of our current value)."
He then revealed that Cook: "Refused to take the meeting."
The shocking tweet comes a few days after Musk’s fortune reached a new high.
On Friday, the 49-year-old SpaceX CEO's net worth jumped nearly $9billion to $167.3billion.
The rise in his fortune boosted his status as the second wealthiest person on earth.
The entrepreneur has grown his fortune by $139.7billion in 2020 alone.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the only person with a higher net worth than Musk, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Bezos sits at the top of the wealth index with a net wroth of $187.3billion.
Tesla shares closed at a record $695 on Friday, and have jumped 731 percent in 2020.
Tesla’s stock increased 70 percent when it announced its forthcoming inclusion in the S&P 500.
Musk’s continued increase in wealth comes after he surpassed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates as the world’s second richest person on November 23.
At the time, Musk’s net worth hiked up from $7.2billion to $127.9billion.
Meanwhile, Apple Inc is planning to bring a self-driving passenger vehicle by 2024 – complete with its own breakthrough battery technology.
It's also possible that Apple could create an autonomous driving system that might already work in a car made by a traditional automaker, as opposed to creating an Apple-branded car when it initially launches.
The company's shares Monday came in at over 1.24 percent higher after the news was released.
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