Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, just sold 7.9 million shares of the company, which is worth $6.9 billion.
The Securities and Exchange Commission received several documents late on Tuesday night detailing the sales from Friday through Tuesday. They represent Musk’s first Tesla share sale since April when he sold 9.6 million shares to raise $8.5 billion.
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These April sales happened not long after Musk and Twitter agreed to a $44 billion purchase agreement.
However, he stated a month ago that he would not be following through with that agreement, claiming that Twitter management had withheld critical information concerning the number of user accounts that were spam and bot accounts rather than accounts managed by real individuals.
Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of usershttps://t.co/Y2t0QMuuyn— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 13, 2022
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Musk is presently being pressured by Twitter to carry out the agreement on the parameters negotiated in April.
The reason behind the stock transactions was kept a secret in Musk’s filings. But when someone on Twitter asked him if he was done selling Tesla shares, he replied “Yes” and said that this latest transaction was motivated by the risk of being forced to purchase Twitter.