Some netizens asked Musk, when did the idea of creating Tesla begin?
Musk responded that he wanted to start an electric car company when he was in college. He planned to study an electric car battery-related major at Stanford University, but the Internet entrepreneurship was delayed for several years. Musk has founded Internet companies Zip2 and PayPal.
Tesla was founded in 2003, and in its early days, Musk was a major investor. Musk is also running SpaceX, a space exploration company, with a $100 million investment. By the end of 2008, the two companies had spent almost all of Musks money.
Tesla, listed in June 2010, is the first U.S. automobile company to list since Ford Motor Co. was listed in 1956.
At Fridays close, NASDAQ: TSLA shares fell 0.93% to $227.45, with a total market value of about $40742 million. (Song Xing)
Source: TechWeb Responsible Editor: Wang Fengzhi_NT2541