On Twitter, the message from the CEO of SpaceX, which has more than 65 million subscribers, has already received 237,000 “likes”.
Elon Musk, the whimsical boss of electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla, said on Friday that he was considering “resignhours after selling shares in the company again. “I’m thinking of quitting to become a full-time influencer, what do you think?Elon Musk asked his more than 65 million Twitter followers in a presumably tongue-in-cheek post that received 237,000 mentions.I like“.
In addition to directing Tesla, Elon Musk is CEO of the exploration company SpaceX, which he founded in 2002. The day before his tweet, the richest man in the world had offloaded a little more than 934,000 Tesla shares, according to documents filed with the US stock market regulator, the SEC. This represents a total of approximately $963 million. The billionaire entrepreneur had also exercised his right to buy back 2.2 million stock options at a price of $6.24 per share.
Previous survey in November
Elon Musk had launched a poll on Twitter in November to find out whether or not he should sell 10% of his shares in the company. A majority of voters said they were in favor of it. Several observers had then noticed that part of the sum resulting from the sale would probably be used by the boss of Tesla to pay his taxes.
He has sold more than 11 million Tesla shares since the poll results. It will reach the 10% threshold mentioned on Twitter if it sells 6 million more. On Wall Street, Tesla shares fell 0.8% to $996 in pre-opening electronic trading.
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