With its headquarters in Austin, Texas, Tesla is a transnational American automotive and clean energy corporation.
Tesla creates and manufactures solar panels, solar roof tiles, electric vehicles (electric cars and trucks), residential and grid-scale battery energy storage, and other associated goods and services.
With 21% of the battery-electric (pure electric) market and 14% of the plug-in market, the firm sold the most battery electric and plug-in electric vehicles globally in 2021. (which includes plug-in hybrids).
Who Owns Tesla?
As of 2021, Elon Musk own majority of Tesla. Elon Musk holds 23.1% total outstanding shares of Tesla. His 23.1% Tesla ownership translates to 244,018,640 shares of Tesla common stock.
BlackRock and The Vanguard Group are other large owners of Tesla, both of them own a little over 5% of the company.
Who founded Tesla?
Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning formally formed Tesla Motors, Inc. on July 1, 2003. Tarpenning was the CFO, while Eberhard was the CEO. Elon Musk, who had gained $100 million from the sale of his stake in PayPal two years prior, contributed $6.5 million of the $7.5 million series A capital that the business got in February 2004.
Musk rose to the position of board chairman and became Tesla’s largest stakeholder. All five of the individuals – Eberhard, Tarpenning, Wright, Musk, and Straubel – are now able to use the title “co-founder” because to a litigation settlement reached by Eberhard and Tesla in September 2009.