Tesla CEO Elon Musk lost $1.166 billion in after-hours trading Thursday after the Securities and Exchange Commission charged him with making “false and misleading statements” about having funding secured to take the electric-car company private.
The company’s stock was down to $272.97 per share after hours, falling 11.24 percent from $307.52, where it closed on Thursday. Musk, who holds 33.7 million shares, or almost 20 percent of Tesla’s outstanding shares, saw the value of his holdings drop to $9.209 billion from $10.375 billion at market close.
Musk’s total net worth is estimated at $23.2 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Tesla’s total market value lost $7.894 billion in trading after the market closed. Shares had declined less than one percent during Thursday’s regular trading hours before the charges were announced.
In an August 7 tweet during trading hours, Musk said that he was considering taking Tesla private for $420 per share. “Funding secured,” he wrote. USAToday.com