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Musk’s Twitter Math Gets Trickier as Tesla Stock Sales Mount Up

April 29, 2022, 5:17 PM

Elon Musk’s sale of more than $8.5 billion of Tesla Inc. shares has made the math behind his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter Inc. a bit more tricky.

To acquire the social-media company, Musk has lined up $13 billion in bank financing, $12.5 billion in margin loans backed by Tesla shares and committed a further $21 billion himself.

Read more: Musk Sells $8.5 Billion of Tesla Stock After Twitter Deal

Before his most recent share sales, the Tesla co-founder had about $3 billion in cash and investments to cover that $21 billion commitment, according to Bloomberg calculations. ...