Billionaire Mark Cuban predicted on Friday that Elon Musk would “make a murder” by becoming the owner of Twitter after finalizing his $44 billion acquisition deal.

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Cuba was responding to a comment on Twitter by Yale Professor Howard Forman, who said Musk “pays extremely high” for the social media platform.

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“He starts paying exorbitantly for this opportunity. Can’t imagine any shark doing this or it’s a good start,” The foreman replied Cuban tweets about Musk in which he praised his fellow billionaire and said he was looking forward to his “era on Twitter.”

Cuban told Foreman that Twitter is “a unique asset that he’ll be able to make public the next time he’s in a crazy bull run. He just needs to grow it profitably and he’ll make a kill.”

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Twitter came under Musk’s ownership on Thursday night, hours before the Friday deadline. He now controls the company after spending months trying to back away from the deal.

“The bird is freed,” Musk tweeted late Thursday.

Twitter CEO Parag Agarwal, CFO Ned Sehgal and General Counsel Vijaya Gadde were reportedly fired after Musk sealed the deal. Further personnel and operational changes are expected at the company in the coming weeks.

Earlier on Friday, Cuban expressed his hopes about the deal, tweeting: “I look forward to the @elonmusk era on Twitter. He’s a ready, fire, target entrepreneur… from you @elonmusk only.” The only hope one can hope is that he will use his independence to show everyone who is in charge.”

Musk wrote a letter to advertisers on Thursday that he posted on his Twitter account explaining why he bought the company. Musk spoke of promoting a “digital town square” where different beliefs can be expressed within boundaries.

“The reason I acquired Twitter is that it is important for the future of civilization to have a common digital town square where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner without resorting to violence,” he wrote.

Other TV personalities and celebrities shared their excitement, with NBA legend Shaquille O’Neill congratulating Musk and saying he is “excited” to see what the Tesla CEO will achieve.

Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, was also excited by the news, calling the purchase “the most important development for free speech in modern times.”

“Big tech is the biggest threat to the freedom of speech in free and fair elections that we have in America and Twitter was brazen about it, silencing and censoring conservatives,” he told Fox News.

Edward Snowden wrote on Twitter on Friday: “It’s going to cause controversy, but platform censorship clearly went too far. Content moderation should be a personal decision, not a corporate prison. Let people make their own choices—not just that.” Only on Twitter.” He was retweeting a news report that suggested Musk would lift a lifetime ban on Twitter users.

US officials have been behind Snowden since he leaked highly classified National Security Agency secrets in 2013 that revealed information about global surveillance programs. The US whistleblower, who was granted Russian citizenship last month, faces espionage charges in the US, where he could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

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