Entrepreneur Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, suggested Twitter users decide to manage his 10% stake in the electric car company through a poll that closed on Sunday and the winning result was that he sell it.
Musk opened the vote with a comment: “There’s been a lot of talk lately that unrealized gains are a way to evade taxes, so I’m suggesting I sell 10% of my Tesla stock. Do you support this? ‘To which you can answer yes or no.”
More than 3.5 million users of the social network participated, and 57% suggested that it actually sells a tenth of its stake and the rest against it, after making sure that it sticks to the results “whatever it is”.
He also clarified that he does not receive a “cash salary or bonus from anywhere”: “I only have shares, so the only way to pay taxes in person is to sell the shares,” he said.
Musk, ranked the world’s richest man with a net worth of about $338 billion, has been in the spotlight in recent months due to controversy in the US Congress over a possible tax on the country’s largest fortune.
According to CNN, owner of a lot of money It has about 170.5 million titles and one-tenth of them sold for $1,222, making a profit of nearly $21,000 million. With a long-term capital gains tax rate of 20%, you’ll pay about $4.2 billion in taxes.
A few hours after the voting closed, a businessman Not commented on it.