Elon Musk is turning out to have a knack for investing.While his focus is not necessarily on investments, the investments he’s made both in his own companies and others have grown tremendously.

What’s not known by many people is that Elon Musk has made many investments besides the investments he’s made in the companies he runs, like Tesla or SpaceX.

Some of the lessor-known investments Elon has made in the past several years are DeepMind, Vicarious, Stripe, NeuroVigil, and Hyperloop TT.  Here’s an infographic that shows a breakdown of Elon’s biggest investments.

Alex Graham wrote an in-depth article on TopTal, complete with full stats and breakdowns, called A Deep Dive into Elon Musk’s Investments: The Makings of a Billionaire.

In his article, he shares a spreadsheet detailing the various investments by Elon over the years.

table of elon musk investments

Graham’s article is a good read.  He summarizes Elon’s investment principles with the following:

  1. He goes all-in and often takes extreme financial risk.
  2. He creates ecosystems around himself.
  3. He uses creative financing methods.

My Initial Impressions on the Model 3

I took delivery of my new Model 3 about a week ago and I am thoroughly impressed.

The Model 3 is an amazing car. First, the car looks and feels like a Tesla. I’m glad that they kept many of the exterior design features of the Model S as the Model 3 looks like a slightly smaller Model S. Driving the cars feels like vintage Tesla. Instant torque, seamless acceleration, and great handling. In fact, since the Model 3 is a smaller car, it handles curves much more adeptly than its big brother the Model S. Under 60mph, the Model 3 is a much more fun and nimble car to drive. At the end of every day this past week I was left thinking, “Wow! This is a great car!”

The interior of the Model 3 is the future of Tesla interior design. I personally think they nailed the interior design and it feels great inside. The seats feel great. The simplicity in design is stunning. I was quickly able to get used to the 15” center screen and wasn’t bothered by the lack of a driver console screen. Some people online have complained about how some of the functions work on the 15” screen, but I know all of the software can and will be improved upon. What they have right now is a fantastic start and is more than capable.

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