In a second tweet on Tuesday, Mr Musk said taking the company private would not lead to a single dominant shareholder.
On Twitter Tuesday, Musk said he has secured funding from a private buyer.
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On Saturday Celtic began their bid for an eighth consecutive Scottish Premiership title in style with a convincing 3-1 victory against Livingston.
Tesla didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Shares in Tesla were up sharply following the tweet, trading at $363 at the time of writing.
The company had a market value of $58 billion as of Monday's close.
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MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe described the change in an interview earlier Monday with The Wall Street Journal . Launched in 2011, MoviePass didn't catch major traction until it lowered its monthly fee to $9.95 in 2017.
Musk's surprise announcement comes as the Financial Times revealed that a fund controlled by the Saudi Arabian government holds a stake of between three and five percent in the company. It would be one of the biggest go-private deals on record with a price tag of about $72 billion, based on $420 per share.
It's never a boring day when Elon Musk takes to Twitter.
But it was not clear how seriously to take the post, given Mr Musk's history on the social media service. I think he's serious.
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Raiola is known to have approached United about a raise for Pogba after Sanchez moved to Old Trafford from Arsenal in January. United can still receive offers for players after Thursday, but will not be able to pursue targets to replace Pogba.
"Details, structure, participants and how the valuation has been determined remain to be seen".