It is not uncommon for tech companies to merge.

In recent years, several major deals have taken place in the tech industry.

In 2015, EMC was acquired by computer company Dell for $ 67 billion, and as recently as January, Microsoft bought gaming giant Activision Blizzard for $ 69 billion, which are some of the most expensive deals to date in the industry.

"Ideological driving force"

That Elon Musk buys Twitter is not about the platform being a cash cow, says SVT's tech correspondent Alexander Norén.

- Twitter is not a very profitable social media company, they have had it pretty crappy.

With 83 million followers, Elon Musk has one of the platform's largest accounts.

- He has an ideological driving force that there should be more freedom of speech and less censorship on social media.

What are you passionate about and what would you do for $ 44 billion?

The clip above gives five examples of what you can buy for Musk's Twitter billions.

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