We asked Musk if he'd give us an inside look at his daily operations. He obliged, and his assistant sent along these photos from Thursday July 12. He was at SpaceX, which is based in the LA-area.
He poured the money he made from the acquisition into his own companies. Four years ago, Tesla was down to its last dollar. Musk put his own cash into Tesla, and almost went broke because of it. He could have very easily thrown in the towel. Instead he bet on the company, and himself. It paid off. Tesla is a public company with $3.21 billion market cap. Its newest car, the Model S is a critical hit.