Elon Musk asks on Twitter if he should sell 10% of his stake in Tesla

The whimsical boss of Tesla assured that he would stick to the decision of his 62 million subscribers.

New craziness of which he is customary or real question? Elon Musk asked his 62 million Twitter followers this Saturday if he should sell 10% of his shares in Tesla, and assured that he would stick to their decision.

The whimsical boss of the maker of electric vehicles seems to have in his sights a new proposal from the Democrats, who would like to tax the super-rich more heavily by targeting their shares, generally taxed only when they are sold. “There’s been a lot of talk lately about unrealized gains as a tool for tax avoidance, so I’m proposing to sell 10% of my Tesla stock“, wrote Elon Musk in a tweet.

Do you agree ?“he then asks Internet users, suggesting that they vote”yes” Where “Nope“. “I will respect the results of this survey, regardless of the conclusion.“, adds the multi-billionaire. At around 9 p.m. GMT, the responses leaned about 55% in favor of “yes“.

The richest man in the world ?

According to Bloomberg, Elon Musk as of June 30 owned about 17% of Tesla’s outstanding shares, which are currently worth $208.37 billion. The entrepreneur was also awarded a large package of stock options and convertible shares as compensation. With his stakes in his other companies, Neuralink and especially SpaceX, Elon Musk is theoretically the richest man in the world with a fortune estimated by Bloomberg at 338 billion dollars.

Note that I don’t take cash salary or bonuses, anywhere“, underlines Elon Musk on Twitter. “I only have stocks, so the only way for me to pay taxes personally is to sell stocks“, he adds.

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