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Elon Musk Is Moving SpaceX's Incorporation to Texas — Here's Why The billionaire CEO announced the news Wednesday night on X.

By Emily Rella

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It's been a whirlwind week for Elon Musk who was ordered by a federal judge to testify in the SEC's probe of his purchase of Twitter (now X).

Now, Musk is making a major move. The world's richest person is converting Space X's incorporation from Delaware to Texas.

Related: 'This Changed Everything': Kevin O'Leary Slams 'Loser States,' Urges Supreme Court to Overturn Federal Judge's Ruling on Elon Musk's SEC Testimony 'ASAP'

On Wednesday, the billionaire took to X to share the news.

"SpaceX has moved its state of incorporation from Delaware to Texas," Musk wrote on the social media platform, accompanied by a photo of the documentation. "If your company is still incorporated in Delaware, I recommend moving to another state as soon as possible."

The decision comes after a Delaware judge voided Musk's $56 billion Tesla compensation package after a shareholder lawsuit focused on his compensation and transparency.

Musk also decided to poll his followers as to whether or not Tesla should change its incorporation state to Texas, to which the majority answer was yes.

Musk also changed the incorporation state of his neurotech company, Neuralink, out of Delaware to Nevada last week.

Musk has been battling with the state of Delaware for months. In January, Musk posted on X: "Never incorporate your company in the state of Delaware."

The Musk Ruling 'Changed Everything'

"Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary said the ruling on Musk's testimony has "changed everything" in regards to Delaware being the gold standard state for corporations to incorporate.

"This changed everything as far as I'm concerned," O'Leary said on FOX Business' "The Big Money Show,". "The traditional place to incorporate was always Delaware because of stable policy, we never had cases like this that questioned the will of directors or compensation of audit committees."

Related: Judge Orders Elon Musk to Testify in SEC Probe Over Twitter Acquisition

Musk and the SEC have less than one week to agree on a time to schedule the billionaire's testimony.

It is unclear when Musk plans to hold the shareholder meeting to move Tesla's incorporation to Texas.

Emily Rella

Entrepreneur Staff

Senior News Writer

Emily Rella is a Senior News Writer at Previously, she was an editor at Verizon Media. Her coverage spans features, business, lifestyle, tech, entertainment, and lifestyle. She is a 2015 graduate of Boston College and a Ridgefield, CT native. Find her on Twitter at @EmilyKRella.

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