Recently, Musk dominated headlines after he asked his followers if he should sell 10% of his Tesla stock.
"I will abide by the results of this poll, whichever way it goes," he further tweeted. "Note, I do not take a cash salary or bonus from anywhere. I only have stock, thus the only way for me to pay taxes personally is to sell stock."
Musk and other billionaires wealth are always subject to media scrutiny suggesting they could do much better solving the bigger humanitarian problems. In October, news reports suggested that a fraction of the world’s richest people could help solve world hunger. This triggered Musk asking how exactly "$6 billion will solve world hunger." If it does so, he said he would sell his Tesla stock.
"But it must be open source accounting, so the public sees precisely how the money is spent," he said.
Musk also never shies away from commenting on fellow CEOs.
Partially thanks to Musk, the meme-inspired cryptocurrency spiked to its all-time high in May.