For investors, Elon Musk is a polarizing figure.
He clearly sees the big picture and has started multiple companies that could be considered extremely successful by almost any criteria: Paypal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and Solar City are all valued at over $1 billion—an impressive feat, to be sure.
Musk also continually aims to bring us game-changing technologies that will improve society. The Hyperloop, Gigafactory 1 and a colony on Mars are just some of his recent ideas or contributions. Like them or hate them, they are bold and audacious plans. That’s just something we don’t see enough of these days.
By the same token, Elon Musk often gets ahead of himself. He sees things so well in advance that his projections and goals often don’t end up being grounded in reality. For example, the Wall Street Journal has reported here that Tesla failed to meet more than 20 of his projections, missing 10 of them by nearly a year on average.
These types of misses don’t sit well with investors, some of who already think the stock could be overvalued. After all, despite the optimism around future prospects for Tesla Motors, the company has technically lost $2.5 billion since its inception.
Regardless of where a person stands on Tesla and Elon, the story remains downright fascinating for many reasons.
The following infographic comes to us from Jennings Motor Group and it covers 41 facts on Tesla as well as Elon Musk—the driving force behind the company.