Factbox: From outer space to social media, Elon Musk’s growing universe

U.S. billionaire Elon Musk became Twitter Inc’s () new owner on Thursday after he completed his $44 billion deal to acquire the social media firm, concluding a dramatic six-month saga.

Musk fired Twitter’s top executives and gave little clarity over how he will achieve the lofty ambitions he has outlined for the influential social media platform.

Twitter initially resisted Musk’s $54.20 offer by adopting a poison pill and later sued the world’s richest man after he announced plans to abandon the offer on concerns about spam accounts on the platform.