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16 Sep, 5 tweets, 1 min read
Not sure how someone who’s been in politics for so long can have such poor understanding of the economy & stock market in particular.

Ok, crash course:
- net worth ≠ liquid assets
- unless sold, that money only exists on paper & can vanish the next day, hence *unrealized* gains
- Net worth is subject to *the same* fluctuations as the stock market, as vast majority of billionaire wealth comes from ownership in companies they built
- Tesla employees (of which there are almost 50k!) get stock options. Yes, *everyone*, no matter what role or seniority.
- Everyone can invest! I’m a student w/ an avg student salary, but was recently able to afford a Tesla Model 3 through my TSLA shares & also build a healthy financial security net.
- Elon is currently being paid $0. His compensation plan is performance-based, meaning his stock options only vest if certain milestones (market cap/revenue) are achieved. He’s working 80-100h/week to ensure a better future for all & prosperity of Tesla employees & shareholders.
- Tesla’s current & future growth also creates a huge amount of jobs. The company currently has 48k employees & 4 factories, plus HQ & other offices. They’re building *two* more massive factories (Giga Berlin & Giga Texas) right now.

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