Tesla – the name of one of the largest car manufacturers in the world, it’s very special to look closely.
When mentioning the name Tesla now, many people will immediately think of Elon Musk rather than a famous scientist in the past. Indeed, under the leadership of “crazy guy” Musk, Tesla has opened up the best development opportunity in automotive history. And Tesla, which sells nearly a million vehicles a year, is actually the largest car company in the world by market value.
But even though Tesla is now the name on Elon Musk’s business card, or he is so famous that he doesn’t need a business card, the founder of the company is not Elon Musk. He has only held the position of CEO since October 2008 and is the fourth CEO of this electric car company. The two real founders of Tesla are Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning.
And in an interview, Elon Musk revealed even the name Tesla has very interesting origins. It was not created and registered by the company itself, but had to be bought and bought for $ 75,000.
Specifically, the name Tesla Motors was originally owned by a man in Sacramento, California. To get it, Musk sent one of the company’s best negotiators to sit on the door of the name’s owner. This employee has said that he will not leave until the owner agrees to resell it. In the end, the man agreed to sell the name and Tesla paid $75,000.
Currently, Tesla’s latest market value has reached $866.4 billion, ranking first among car companies in the world. Compared to the $75,000 spent to buy a name, this can be considered an extremely successful investment.
What’s more remarkable is that under the leadership of Elon Musk, Tesla’s stock price is still rocketing. Going forward, many are waiting to see if Tesla’s market value can surpass that of Apple and Microsoft.