Musk tweeted: “To sell or not to sell 10% of my shares to Tesla” – What do his followers answer |


Another prank, which he is used to, or a real question?

Elon Musk asked in a post yesterday to his 62 million followers on twitter whether or not to sell 10% of his shares in Tesla, assuring that he will do whatever they decide.

The quirky and often impulsive boss of the electric vehicle industry seems to have in mind a new proposal by Democrats who want to impose higher taxes on wealthy businessmen by targeting their shares, which are generally only taxed when they are sold.

“There has been a lot of talk lately about unrealized profits as a tool for tax evasion, so I propose to sell 10% of my shares to Tesla,” Elon Musk wrote in a tweet.

“Do you agree?” he then asked twitter users in a poll asking them to vote “yes” or “no”.

“I will respect the result of this poll, whatever it is,” the billionaire added.

Within the first hour of Musk’s post, 700,000 users had answered the poll and by about 23:00 last Saturday night, Greek time, the answers were about 55% in favor of “yes”.

According to Bloomberg, Musk owned about 17% of Tesla shares on June 30, with a current value of $ 208.37 billion.

With his stakes in other companies, Neuralink and especially SpaceX, Elon Musk is considered the richest man in the world with a fortune estimated by Bloomberg at $ 338 billion.

“Keep in mind that I do not receive cash or bonuses from anywhere. “I only have shares, so the only way for me to personally pay taxes is to sell shares,” the multi-billionaire wrote on Twitter.


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