Elon Musk sells another $1 billion in Tesla shares, nearing 10% target


Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, stands in the foundry of the Tesla Gigafactory during a press event.

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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has sold another 934,090 shares, or about $1.02 billion worth of his holdings, in his electric car and solar business according to financial filings published late Tuesday.

Musk also exercised options to buy nearly 1.6 million Tesla shares at a strike price of $6.24 per share, granted to him via a 2012 compensation package.

In exercising his options this quarter, Musk’s holdings in Tesla have increased from about 170.5 million shares to over 177 million shares, the Wall Street Journal first reported.

Since Nov. 8, Musk has…


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