Sorry, but I do not hold Musk in very high regard;
As of 2016, the number of American car companies that haven't gone bankrupt is a grand total of two: Ford and Tesla.
Yet, the company has produced quarterly losses since its inception. Its quarterly net-profit position has worsened from $-61.9million to $-184.2million year-over-year (YOY) to a total of -$889 million according to the Wall Street Journal.
The only things keeping it afloat are the U.S. Department of Energy loan of $465 million and that the stock is currently worth around $12 billion. Which is way, WAY overrated. Eventually this is going to come to an end. The stock will not rise forever and the investors will cut and run like rats off a sinking ship. This is the very model of a "bubble." Tesla isn't worth anywhere near $12 billion, and has almost no assets. Musk has done some very shady stuff with Tesla as well. Like repaying a "loan" he made to the company at over 10% interest in shares of stock at a price well below what the current market value was at the time. That option to convert his $38 million of debt into shares of Tesla stock are now worth a whopping $1.4 billion—a 3,500 percent return on his investment. And while Musk claims Tesla paid off $300 million of the DOE loan, paid at 2% interest, there has been no confirmation from the DOE of that.