Tesla's Elon Musk Believes You Will Travel to Work in Tunnels

A large reason why Tesla (TSLA) has a market cap of $51.2 billion is because of how investors perceive CEO Elon Musk. Spreadsheet lovers may cringe when they hear that, but it's true. 

Musk continues to be viewed as one part visionary tech executive in the mold of Apple's (AAPL) late Steve Jobs and one part Albert Einstein. Such a human has the ability to create game-changing products today that drive sales, but also think 50 years down the line and position the company to win in whatever future unfolds. Musk, per the usual, only added to his mystique during a TED talk held Friday in Vancouver. ...896 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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