Tesla CEO Elon Musk Makes Claim That 90% of Retail Shareholders Who Have Voted Support Pay Package and Moving Incorporation to Texas

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Elon Musk claims that about 90% of the retail shareholders who have voted support reinstating his pay package and moving the company's incorporation to Texas. However, 90% represents a minority of total shareholders since retail shareholders own less than half of Tesla's outstanding shares, with the majority held by institutional investors. Regardless of the shareholder vote results, the legal appeal process around Elon Musk's compensation will still take months to resolve. Elon Musk publicly agreeing with statements that frame the vote as being about "shareholder democracy" rather than his compensation package could hurt Tesla in future litigation.