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Executive meltdowns: 5 notably salty C-suite Twitter rants

October 29, 2014, 10:00 AM UTC
Fortune

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Tuesday to vent his frustration with a recent report in the Wall Street Journal — the publication claimed sales were down, Musk swears they were up. Who’s right is up for debate, but Musk is hardly the first business executive to take to Twitter to rant, rave, or generally have a meltdown. Here are five other C-suite executives who’ve let their feelings be known in 140 characters.

Spencer Rascoff, Zillow

This one isn't quite as salty as some of the others on this list, mostly because Rascoff isn't angry so much as he is perplexed. The Zillow CEO went off on tech IPOs and investing, asking some legitimate questions. Read the whole 25-tweet rant here.

Robert Ohlen, DreamHack

There is a good way and a bad way to leave a company. Former DreamHack CEO Robert Ohlen clearly showed the bad way earlier this week. The executive's last tweet before leaving the e-sports company accused those still working there of lacking in "truth" and "honor."

Rakesh "Rocky" Agrawal, PayPal

PayPal's director of strategy wasn't at the company very long before he got in trouble on social media. In the middle of the night he let loose a series of tweets using foul language and disparaging fellow employees. He was let go soon after.

Donald Trump

It seems like "The Donald" is an ongoing social media spectacle, but his reaction to a BuzzFeed profile on him earlier this year might be the most entertaining. He took serious umbrage to reporter McKay Coppins' story, calling the writer "true garbage" and a "slime bag."

John Legere, T-Mobile

T-Mobile CEO/Executive Producer John Legere takes part in a Q&A on July 15, 2014 in New York City.

The telecom world is competitive, but Legere may have taken it too far earlier this year, ranting about competitor Sprint and its new CEO Marcelo Claure.