© Reuters. Tesla founder Elon Musk attends Offshore Northern Seas 2022 in Stavanger, Norway August 29, 2022. NTB/Carina Johansen via REUTERS
(Reuters) -Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has sold 19.5 million shares of the electric vehicle maker worth $3.95 billion, U.S. securities filings showed on Tuesday.
The latest sale brings the total value of Tesla (NASDAQ:) stocks sold by Musk to nearly $20 bln since he disclosed his stake in twitter in April.
Musk sold a combined $15.4 billion worth of Tesla shares in April and August, but had said there were no further sales planned.
Musk, the world’s richest person, took over Twitter in a $44 billion deal last month and has engaged in drastic measures including sacking half the staff and a plan to charge for blue check verification marks.