Elon Musk: Tesla Getting Acquired By Apple? For Sure No.
Recently news about Apple’s ability to acquire Elon Musk’s Tesla started to appear. It is by far no doubt about Apple’s capability to acquire the Car company
But that would never happen. Elon Musk has a undying spirit to run Tesla. He will run it till his last penny gets exhausted.
To prove his determination. Let’s get back to a story from 2013. Tesla as obvious was having a cash crunch. All lights had dimmed and Elon knew that it next to impossible to run it.
Instead of getting in deals with car company, he started dealing with Google, because Larry Page who found Google was his friend and a investor in Tesla. He knew Google could utilize it’s assets the best.
Into the dealing, even though he had lost hopes, he kept running it and trying levo best. He asked all employees to get onto calling customers to put up some money for the car.
Meanwhile the $6 Billion that Elon wanted for Tespa was in final negotiation. When on 8th May 2013, Tesla recorded it’s first profit, employees were successful in getting people put up enough cash for car, that they had that time cash to run company for months ahead. And the acquisition was just out of talk.
That is Elon’s passion, even though he was sure that the sun was going to set but still he kept trying. He once told Justine Musk his then wife that he would put up his last penny to make these companies (Tesla and SpaceX) success. He was ready to shift to Justine’s parents garage if required.
Elon is to devoted a person to do this. And that time he was in much worse condition. Today he has SpaceX which is really successful and profitable company. He has $20 Billion of net worth, to support Tesla.
He has a name, respect and status to ask money from crowd, or crowdfunding and raise hell amount of cash. If people can put up $10k to buy him a couch they can put far more to save his company, dreams and ambitions.
Apple can try it’s level best, but till the day Elon Musk is the CEO, Tesla has no chance of failing. Okay it has not raised profit in a financial year. But when you challenge the status quo, and all combustion engine automotive industry is against you. This is how you face the heat.
No. Apple cannot acquire Tesla. And Yes, Tesla will be successful and profitable someday due to Elon Musk only.