Tesla founder Elon Musk has sold shares in the company for a total of about $ 15 billion since the beginning of November, according to stock exchange documents.
On Thursday, December 22, Musk sold over 934,000 Tesla shares for just over $ 1.2 billion. Thus, according to the calculations of RIA Novosti on the basis of exchange documents, since the announcement of the sale of Tesla shares, their total amount has amounted to $ 15.1 billion.
Musk began selling Tesla shares on November 11, when he sold 4.5 million of his shares for a total of $ 5 billion. As of December 22, according to RIA Novosti estimates, the total amount from the sale of shares was $ 13.9 billion.
Musk tweeted last month that there has been a lot of talks lately about unrealized profits as a tax evasion tool. Therefore, he offered to sell 10% of his Tesla shares and said that he would make a decision based on the results of a survey of Internet users, whatever the result. More than half of the voting participants (57.9%) supported the sale of shares.
The American company Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 as a developer and manufacturer of electric vehicles and related technologies. In addition to electric vehicles, the company manufactures batteries and electric motors using its own technology and sells them to other car companies such as Toyota and Daimler.