Even Elon Musk’s jokes make him millions of dollars.
Sales of The Boring Company’s flamethrower, which seemed to start as a throwaway line to help the company sell hats, have already topped 7,000 units, according to a tweet from Musk early Monday. At current prices, that means he’s taken in $3.5 million.
The flamethrowers went up for sale Sunday with a pre-order price of $500. (Also for sale? A fire extinguisher with a Boring Company sticker on it for $30.) Fans quickly laid down their cash.