The Week in Numbers: FTX mystery, Twitter exodus

STORY: From a deepening mystery at FTX, to a new exodus at Twitter, this is the Week in Numbers. First up….

Over 1 million is how many creditors FTX says may be pursuing it for payback.

The crypto exchange has filed for bankruptcy after being hit by huge withdrawals.

New boss John J. Ray says he’s never seen such a total failure of corporate controls and record keeping.

He says it’s hard to know how much FTX owes, or even how many staff it had.

Over 500 is how many Twitter employees wrote farewell messages on Thursday, according to one Reuters source.

New boss Elon Musk had told staff to sign up for “hardcore” working practices, or leave.

It’s unclear how many chose to quit in all, but in one online poll 42% of Twitter staff selected “Taking exit option, I’m free!”

$56 billion is the pay package at stake for Musk in a new court case.

He’s being sued by a Tesla shareholder who says the pay was based on easy targets and approved by a compliant board.

Musk denies that.

But with all that’s going on, it was no surprise this week to hear him say he’s a bit busy:

"Oh man, I have too much work on my plate that is for sure.”

$100 million is how much Dolly Parton just got from Jeff Bezos.

He said he was looking forward to seeing what the country singer did with the funds, handed out as part of his periodic “Courage & Civility” awards.

Separately, Bezos told CNN he would give away most of his $124 billion fortune during his lifetime.

And $2.8 billion is how much Estee Lauder is paying to buy the Tom Ford fashion label.

The Financial Times says it beat off rival bids including one from Gucci-owner Kering.

Ford himself will stay on as the brand’s creative leader.