The revolutionary world of electric-vehicles is generating a lot of buzz in the technology world and now, in a sort of a TMZ way, is generating a lot of buzz in celebrity divorce cases. Co-founder Elon Musk and his wife Justine Musk have filed for divorce, a move that could complicate plans by Elon to take the company public and retain $465 million in U.S. government funding to launch a mass-market Model S sedan.
Musk is the largest shareholder in Tesla, which has over 81 million shares. Nonetheless it is unclear how much of the company Elon owns since Tesla does not disclose current shares on issue. According to Tesla’s regulatory filing, the government loan could be in default if Elon does not hold enough of the company stock.
As for Justine, here is what she wrote in a recent post on her blog outlining exactly what she wants from Elon (hit the jump to see the list):
For those who want to know the extent of my golddigging, this is what I asked for, from my ex-husband and the father of my five children Elon Musk, who is a billionaire and likely to become one of the wealthiest men on the planet.
- The house
- alimony and child support
- 6 million cash
- 10 percent of his stock in Tesla
- 5 percent of his stock in SpaceX
- (and he retains all voting rights)
- and a Tesla Roadster (I really, really want one…)
Note: Check out Justine’s blog here.
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