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    Elon Musk sells USD3.95B worth of Tesla stock

    AP – Twitter’s new owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sold nearly USD4 billion worth of Tesla shares, according to regulatory filings.

    Musk, who bought Twitter for USD44 billion, sold 19.5 million shares of the electric car company from November 4 to 8, according to Tuesday’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    He sold USD7 billion of his Tesla stock in August as he worked to finance the Twitter purchase he was trying to get out of at the time. In all, Musk has sold more than USD19 billion worth of Tesla stock since April, including those in Tuesday’s filings, likely to fund his share of the Twitter purchase.

    Most of Musk’s wealth is tied up in shares of Tesla Inc. On Tuesday, his personal net worth dropped below USD200 billion, according to Forbes, but he is still the world’s richest person.

    Musk had lined up banks including Morgan Stanley to help finance the Twitter deal. His original share of the deal was about USD15.5 billion, Wedbush Analyst Dan Ives estimated.

    But if equity investors dropped out, Musk would be on the hook to replace them or throw in more of his own money.

    Tesla’s shares closed down USD5.78, or 2.9 per cent, at USD191.30. The stock has lost 52 per cent of its value since the start of 2022. In comparison, the S&P 500 index has lost about 20 per cent of its value so far this year.

    Twitter’s new owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. PHOTO: AP
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