Musk, who was born in Pretoria, South Africa, on June 28, 1971, turned 50 on Tuesday. By 9:30 a.m. ET, roughly 10,700 tweets within the U.S. had been despatched utilizing #DogeFather.
Tweets posted by Musk’s followers carrying #DogeFather could be seen beneath.
The SpaceX CEO is affectionately generally known as the DogeFather amongst Dogecoin followers because of his comparatively long-running affiliation with the digital coin, which was launched in 2013 as a joke based mostly on the Shiba Inu “doge” meme.
In 2019, as an example, Musk tweeted: “Dogecoin could be my fav cryptocurrency. It is fairly cool.” This got here after he received a joke ballot on the Dogecoin Twitter account asking who must be its CEO.
His relationship with the coin went mainstream this 12 months amid a cryptocurrency growth. Dogecoin was one of many cash whose worth fluctuated following public feedback by Musk. His obvious affect on the cryptocurrency market has made him unpopular with some.
In a single notable spree in February, Musk, who has 57.5 million Twitter followers, shared tweets together with: “Doge,” “Dogecoin is the folks’s crypto,” and “No highs, no lows, solely Doge.” Shortly after, Dogecoin’s value spiked by 45 %. This was adopted by Dogecoin’s value tanking in Could, after Musk called it “a hustle” throughout a extremely anticipated look on Saturday Night time Dwell.
On Tuesday, Dogecoin followers additionally took to the coin’s Reddit web page to have a good time the Dogefather’s birthday, with one person sharing a cartoon of the Shiba Inu canine that’s the coin’s mascot. It featured the phrases “many needs Elon Musk” within the meme’s characteristically stilted language.
Another person shared a photograph of Musk along with his thumbs up on Monday, above the phrases: “Whether or not you’re keen on him or hate him…you may’t deny he’s without end part of Dogecoin historical past. Pleased birthday Elon! Thanks for at all times protecting a humorousness and … creating world altering shit!”
Musk’s milestone birthday was additionally featured on the “What’s Taking place” subject on Twitter’s homepage, which highlighted that #HappyBirthdayElonMusk was trending.
Amongst these to tweeted well-wishes to the billionaire was his mom Maye Musk, who shared a photo of her holding him in her arms as a baby. She wrote: “Thanks for this excellent day 50 years in the past. You might have introduced me nice pleasure.”