Elon Musk To Pay Dangote’s Net Worth As Tax in 2021.
Elon Musk says his tax bill this year will be $11 billion, The filings he has made with the Securities and Exchange Commission about his recent stock trades back up that massive number.
Musk revealed the $11 billion total in a tweet Sunday that was otherwise short on details.This is not significantly different from what he had tweeted last week when, in the midst of a Twitter war with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, he said he’d pay the largest individual tax bill in history this year.
As of September 2021, Aliko Dangote is the richest man in Africa. He has a net worth of 11.5 billion U.S. dollars and ranks 191 worldwide. From Nigeria, he is the founder and chairman of the Dangote Group, a large conglomerate operating in several sectors including cement and sugar.
Musk, the world’s richest person, doesn’t earn a cash salary or bonus. He’s instead been paid through stock options, giving him the right to buy shares of Tesla (TSLA) at a price equal to the market price at the time the options are issued, but likely well below their value at the time they are exercised.
Musk received 25.5 million split-adjusted options in 2012, and had 22.9 million of those options vest over subsequent years as Tesla hit certain operational and financial targets. But he didn’t have to pay taxes on those options until he used them to buy shares.
Since that block of options is due to expire in August 2022, Musk finally started the process of turning them into shares of stock in early November. And he documented those trades in SEC filings, as company insiders are required to do.
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