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Elon Musk sells $4bn of Tesla shares, says no more sales planned

Eccentric billionaire seen preparing to conclude $44bn cash deal for Twitter

Elon Musk has said he will provide a $21 billion equity commitment as part of his Twitter purchase. It is unclear how he will cover the remaining $17 billion of equity financing.

(Reuters) -- Tesla Inc TSLA.O Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk sold $4 billion worth of shares in of the electric vehicle maker, U.S. securities filings showed on Thursday, in sales likely aimed at helping finance his planned purchase of Twitter Inc TWTR.N.

Musk said in a tweet that there are "no further TSLA sales planned after today." He sold 4.4 million shares on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the filings, equating to 2.6% of his stake in the company.

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