Elon Musk Clears Last Hurdle to Collect $706 Million Award From Tesla

A measure ofTesla Inc.’s market value on Tuesday reached the threshold needed for Chief Executive OfficerElon Musk to collect the first chunk of his moonshot pay award.

The electric-car maker’s average trailing market capitalization over six months topped $100 billion at the close of trading, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

As a result, Musk is eligible to unlock 1.69 million stock options, which he can exercise at $350.02 apiece. The stock climbed 0.9% to close at $768.21, giving the options a value of $706 million.

Three other performance goals — $100 billion average trailing market value over 30 days, $20 billion in revenue and $1.5 billion in earnings before certain adjustments — had already been met.

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Musk’s complete compensation package — the largest corporate pay deal ever struck between a CEO and a board of directors — includes 20.3 million options, split into 12 tranches, that could yield Musk more than $50 billion if all goals are met, according to Tesla’s estimates.

A representative for the company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Musk, 48, is already among the world’s richest people with a $38.5 billion fortune, according to theBloomberg Billionaires Index.

— With assistance by Brandon Kochkodin, Shin Pei, and Jack Witzig

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