December 2, 2022

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Billionaire, Elon Musk, sells $7bn Tesla shares

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Elon Musk has offered almost $7 billion value of Tesla shares, in response to authorized filings revealed on Tuesday, amid a high-stakes authorized battle with Twitter over a $44 billion buyout deal.

The Tesla boss offered some 7.9 million shares between August 5 and 9, in response to filings revealed on the Securities and Alternate Fee’s web site.

“Within the (hopefully unlikely) occasion that Twitter forces this deal to shut and a few fairness companions don’t come by, it is very important keep away from an emergency sale of Tesla inventory,” Musk, the world’s richest man wrote on Twitter late Tuesday.

Twitter is locked in a authorized battle with the mercurial Tesla boss over his effort to stroll away from the April settlement to purchase the corporate, and a choose has ordered {that a} trial will start in October.

Musk has filed a countersuit, accusing Twitter of fraud and alleging the social media platform misled him about key features of its enterprise earlier than he agreed to a $44 billion buyout.

The transfer comes after Musk offered round $8.5 billion value of shares within the electrical carmaker in April as he was getting ready to finance the Twitter deal. He tweeted on the time: “No additional TSLA gross sales deliberate after at present.”
AFP

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