© Reuters. Tesla founder Elon Musk helps out at Offshore North Seas 2022 in Stavanger, Norway, August 29, 2022. NTB/Carina Johansen via REUTERS

Par Akriti Sharma and Hyunjo Jin

(Reuters) -Le PDG de Tesla Inc, Elon Musk, sold 19.5 million shares of the electric vehicle manufacturer on Tuesday worth 3.95 billion dollars, according to documents filed in the United States a few days ago après avoir finalisé le rachat de 44 milliards de dollars de Twitter Inc. (NYSE:).

Musk, the richest man in the world, had about 20 billion dollars in cash after selling a part of his participation in Tesla (NASDAQ 🙂 ) and would have had an additional 2 to 3 billion dollars to finance the deal ) Twitter, selon un calcul de Reuters. .

La dernière vente d’shares intervient alors que les analysts s’attendaient également à ce que Musk vend des shares supplémentaires de Tesla. Musk had previously said that aucune autre vente n’était prévéte après avoir conclu une vente d’actions en avril et en août.

Tesla has lost nearly half of its market value and Musk’s net value has dropped by 70 billion dollars since he made an offer on Twitter in April.

Musk took over the social media platform Twitter within the framework of a 44 billion dollar agreement a few days ago and took drastic measures, notably the licensing of half of the staff and a billing plan for brands checking the blues.

Musk s’est engagé à fournir 46.5 billion de dollars en financement par actions et par emprunt pour l’acquisition, qui couvrait le prix de 44 milliards de dollars et les frais de cloture. Les banques, y warehouse Morgan Stanley (NYSE 🙂 ) and Bank of America Corp (NYSE 🙂 ) are taking on $13 billion in funding.

The billionaire tried to withdraw from the agreement in May, alleging that Twitter had underestimated the number of accounts of bots and spam on the platform. This led to a series of proceedings between the two parties.

Tesla and Twitter did not immediately respond to requests for comments from Reuters.

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