Now, you have to be kidding us if you say you don’t know anything about a car company named “Tesla.” Well, simply because that’s how famous of a car company it is in real life. Or should we say, the Tesla company CEO, Elon Musk has made it this popular over the years. Of course, Elon is the most influential person in the world right now. But is that it about Tesla? Or is there a lot going on behind the scenes? Well, that’s what we are onto today, here we will be going over how Tesla started, how it became this big car company that we know now, what is Tesla’s net worth, and stuff like that. Here we go.
|Tesla Origin Country
|Gigafactory Texas, United States
|Martin Eberhard, Marc Tarpenning, Elon Musk, JB Straubel, Ian Wright
|Tesla Net Worth
|$742.56 billion (As of November 2023)
|Automotive, Renewable Energy
The Tesla Story
Back in 2003, two guys named Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning started this whole thing in San Carlos, California. And yeah, they named it after Nikola Tesla, that Serbian-American genius who loved to play with electricity. So, what exactly was Tesla’s big plan? They wanted to show everyone that electric cars could be way cooler and faster than regular gasoline cars. And boy, did they make it happen! In 2008, they rolled out their very first car, the Roadster. Now, this wasn’t just any car. It was all electric and super fast. Imagine driving a car that can go 245 miles without needing a recharge, that was the Roadster we all admired. And it wasn’t just about the mileage. This thing could zoom from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds. Can you believe that? Plus, it could hit a top speed of 125 miles per hour. Sure, it had a hefty price tag of more than 100k, but it was worth every penny. That’s how Tesla got into this super competitive world of cars and trucks.
Did you know that Elon Musk was once just the co-founder of PayPal? But then he jumped into the Tesla scene and guess what, he didn’t just invest a bit. Nope, he poured in over $30 million and grabbed the chairman’s seat in 2004. Fast forward a bit, and after Eberhard and Tarpenning waved goodbye, Musk took the wheel as CEO in 2008. Under his watch, Tesla started dreaming bigger, not just fancy electric sports cars, but ones that more people could actually buy. But Tesla’s not just about selling cars though. Nope, they went off the beaten path with how they handle sales, service, and charging. And the money part, oh boy, Tesla’s been on a financial rollercoaster that only goes up. Fast forward to 2023, and Tesla’s still the big boss in the U.S. battery-powered car bazaar, hogging around 70% of the market. That’s the reason why their net worth in the year 2023 is still sitting pretty at a mind-boggling $742.56 billion.