The Twitterati have spoken: Musk must sell $21bn stake in Tesla

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The Twitterati have spoken: Musk must sell $21bn stake in Tesla

Majority of Twitter poll supports theoretical sale, as Musk uses platform again to stoke interest in his company

Ryan Beene and Dana Hull

Elon Musk’s social media followers have spoken: the Tesla chief should sell 10% of his stake in the electric-car maker.

A majority of 3.5-million Twitter users — 58% — said they’d support such a sale in a Twitter poll that Musk ran at the weekend. The stake would be valued at about $21bn (R316bn) based on 170.5-million Tesla shares he holds. 

“I was prepared to accept either outcome,” Musk said in a tweet after the poll closed. ..

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