Elon Reeve Musk is a South African-born American entrepreneur and businessman who founded X.com in 1999 (which later became PayPal), SpaceX in 2002 and Tesla Motors in 2003. Musk became a multimillionaire in his late 20s when he sold his start-up company, Zip2, to a division of Compaq Computers.
Investors betting against Tesla suffered record losses of $5.8 billion (€5.2 billion) in January after the stock hit a new high, marking a win for chief executive Elon Musk in a long-running battle with short-sellers.
Mr Musk’s testy sparring online with notable short-sellers, including David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital, has become one of the fiercest rivalries in capital markets.
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world’s largest pension fund, has suspended stock lending for short selling, calling the practice inconsistent with its responsibilities as a long-term investor.
Elon Musk has offered to send a pair of ‘short shorts’ to his biggest critic and Tesla short seller David Einhorn, after the hedgefund boss was forced to admit to his shareholders that he’s lost money betting against the automaker.
Musk’s jibe came after Einhorn took a swipe at the Tesla owner in a letter to his shareholders last week, in which he claimed that the ‘accepted reality (at Tesla) appears to be that Elon Musk is above the law.’
Tesla shares are surging — and short sellers are hurting.
Wall Street investors betting against Tesla’s stock got clobbered to the tune of nearly $1.5 billion on Thursday after Elon Musk’s electric-car maker reported a surprise profit, giving the company’s shares their biggest boost in six years.
Like many in his peer group, things have been pretty rough lately for good old David Einhorn. What with losing all that client money, getting shut down on his big GM play and the Mets being sellers at the deadline, Big Dave just needs a win.
But he seems to be barking up the wrong tree with his strange Tesla obsession. See, David Einhorn is a systematic value investor who likes to look at things through a logical prism. He’s a master poker player with a long-term view of the world. He’s a billionaire who drives a Honda Odyssey.