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.

Elon Musk: 15,000 flamethrowers sold so far

Elon Musk tweeted an update this morning putting total sales of his Boring Company’s flamethrower to 15,000, or $7.5M in sales. This is within just over 24 hours of launch, with the only official advertising being done through Musk’s twitter account. There are only 5k total for sale so if you want one, you can get one here.

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