Larry Ellison has earned $1.6 billion on his Tesla stock after joining its board

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Larry Ellison’s first year on the Tesla board has been extremely, profitable.

Ellison, the co-founder of Oracle Corporation and one of the world’s richest men, joined the Tesla board on Dec. 27, 2018. Before he did, however, he obtained 3 million shares of electric carmaker’s stock, the organization said toward the end of last year.

The closing value of those shares the day he joined the board was about $948 million, a stake representing 1.7% of Tesla shares. That makes him the second-biggest shareholder on the board after CEO Elon Musk.

For the initial a half year, Ellison’s investment resembled a terrible bet. Tesla (TSLA) shares tumbled 43% before hitting a 52-week low of $179.61 a share on June 3.

Be that as it may, from that point forward the stock has been on a tear. On Monday Tesla stock crossed $500 a share for the first time in the organization’s history, and it continued climbing Tuesday as a variety of stock investigators raised their target cost for shares. Indeed, even with a slight decrease in shares on Wednesday, the stock cost has almost significantly increased in an incentive since the June low and is up 68% since the day Ellison joined the board.

That converts into a paper benefit of $1.6 billion on Ellison’s Tesla holdings since he joined the board.

By comparison, shares of software organization Oracle (ORCL), where he is its chairman and biggest shareholder, are up just around 20% over a similar period. However, since he possesses such a significant number of more shares of Oracle stock – 1.2 billion shares, or 35% of the organization – the more modest ascent in Oracle shares netted him a bigger paper increase of $11.5 billion during that time.

Ellison’s overall net worth is evaluated at $68 billion, as per the real-time billionaire tracker at Forbes. That makes him the seventh most extravagant man on the planet.

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