Elon Musk polls his Twitter followers, and a majority votes he should sell 10 percent of his Tesla stock

Elon Musk polled his Twitter followers | Photo by PATRICK PLEUL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Tesla CEO and wealthiest person in the world Elon Musk tweeted out a poll Saturday, asking his Twitter followers whether he should sell 10 percent of his stock in the automaker, ostensibly to pay more tax. When the poll closed Sunday afternoon, 57.9 percent of more than 3.5 million participants had voted “yes,” and 42.1 percent voted “no.”

“Much is made lately of unrealized gains being a means of tax avoidance, so I propose selling 10% of my Tesla stock,” Musk tweeted Saturday. He said in a subsequent tweet that he’d abide by the results of the poll “whichever way it goes.”

Musk had been a vocal critic of a proposal to tax…

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