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Elon Musk Just Bought a Big Stake in Twitter Stock

By Karan Brar

April 4, 2022

Twitter Stock Soars After Elon Musk Buys a Big Stake. It Might Just Be the Beginning.

Elon Musk takes stake valued at nearly $3.7 billion

Twitter stock soared 30% after Elon Musk purchased a 9.2% stake in the company

Ownership of 9.2% of Twitter’s outstanding shares, enough to make him the largest shareholder

Musk is now the largest outside shareholder with 73,486,938 shares, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing released Monday.

In a post from late last month, Musk polled his 80.2 million Twitter followers, saying: "Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy. Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?"

Musk's stake in Twitter is considered a passive investment, which means he is a long-term investor that is looking to minimize his buying and selling of shares

Passive investment is a strategy for slowly building wealth by owning stocks rather than frequent trading

Twitter hopes to reach 315 million active users and $7.5 billion in revenue by the end of 2023, substantially higher than its current figures.