Why The Teen Who Tracks Elon Musk's Jet Agreed To Stop Monitoring Mark Cuban

Zinger Key Points
  • While Elon Musk's private jet is still being tracked, Mark Cuban's is not.
  • Cuban reached out, then made a deal with the tracker.

Jack Sweeney has interacted with two of the richest people in the world in 2022, but it wasn’t exactly pleasant conversations.

Sweeney is the man behind accounts on Twitter Inc TWTR that track the private jets of several notable billionaires. While Sweeney turned down an offer from Tesla Inc. TSLA CEO Elon Musk to stop tracking, here’s why Mark Cuban's jets will no longer be tracked.

What Happened: Sweeney turned down an offer of $5,000 from Musk to stop a Twitter account tracking his jet. Sweeney later said he would shut down the account for $50,000 and was ultimately blocked by Musk on Twitter.

Another billionaire whose jets are tracked by Sweeney is Mark Cuban, the investor, "Shark Tank" host and Dallas Mavericks owner.

Cuban reached out via Twitter direct messages to Sweeney earlier this year with a discussion of privacy concerns for himself and his family by sharing the data, according to a Business Insider report.

“Are you not concerned about safety issues with tracking jets?” Cuban asked. “Not everyone on this platform is stable.”

Related Link: Elon Musk Jet Tracker Creator Doesn't Think It's A Safety Concern: The Latest Developments

Cuban and Sweeney Reach Deal: Cuban then asked Sweeney what it would take to get the account taken down.

“You tell me what you want so that I can end this risk to my family’s safety,” Cuban said.

An agreement was reached that will see Cuban give Sweeney support on business endeavors and advice for his life.

“By ending this you have me as a friend for life," he said.

Cuban gave his email address to Sweeney.

“That’s the deal I made. I will answer his business questions,” Cuban told Business Insider.

Sweeney also reached out with a request to meet Cuban at a Maverick game, which Cuban agreed to.

See Also: 9 Of The Most Expensive Planes In The World: What's Your Style?

Photo: Mark Cuban appearing in "Billions," YouTube screenshot


 

Posted In: airplanesDallas MavericksElon MuskJack SweeneyJetsMark Cubantrendy storyEntertainmentNewsTop StoriesGeneral

Ad Disclosure: The rate information is obtained by Bankrate from the listed institutions. Bankrate cannot guaranty the accuracy or availability of any rates shown above. Institutions may have different rates on their own websites than those posted on Bankrate.com. The listings that appear on this page are from companies from which this website receives compensation, which may impact how, where, and in what order products appear. This table does not include all companies or all available products.

All rates are subject to change without notice and may vary depending on location. These quotes are from banks, thrifts, and credit unions, some of whom have paid for a link to their own Web site where you can find additional information. Those with a paid link are our Advertisers. Those without a paid link are listings we obtain to improve the consumer shopping experience and are not Advertisers. To receive the Bankrate.com rate from an Advertiser, please identify yourself as a Bankrate customer. Bank and thrift deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Credit union deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Administration.

Consumer Satisfaction: Bankrate attempts to verify the accuracy and availability of its Advertisers' terms through its quality assurance process and requires Advertisers to agree to our Terms and Conditions and to adhere to our Quality Control Program. If you believe that you have received an inaccurate quote or are otherwise not satisfied with the services provided to you by the institution you choose, please click here.

Rate collection and criteria: Click here for more information on rate collection and criteria.