Who Owns Tesla?

By 2021, most of Tesla’s shares are still owned by Elon Musk, among the company’s co-founders and currently the CEO. Elon Musk is the top individual investor, with a 23.1% stake in the company, equivalent to over 244 million shares. Musk is followed by Lawrence Ellison (founder of Oracle), with a 1.5% company’s stake. Ellison also sits on Tesla’s board. And Antonio Gracias, among the company’s first investors, has over 1.6 million shares of the company. Other institutional investors and mutual funds like The Vanguard Group, Blackrock, and Capital Ventures International also have a good chunk of the company’s stocks.

Who Owns Tesla? Analysis by FourWeekMBAShares Owned% Of Ownership
Top Individual Investors
Elon Musk244,018,64023.10%
Lawrence J. Ellison15,228,4741.50%
Antonio Gracias1,645,428
Top Institutional Investors
The Vanguard Group57,814,3105.90%
Blackrock, Inc50,080,3965.10%
Capital Ventures International49,569,7735%
Tesla Major Shareholders (Source: Tesla Financials) – FourWeekMBA Analysis.

Tesla major shareholders and business model

Tesla is vertically integrated. Therefore, the company runs and operates the Tesla’s plants where cars are manufactured and the Gigafactory which produces the battery packs and stationary storage systems for its electric vehicles, which are sold via direct channels like the Tesla online store and the Tesla physical stores.
Tesla made over $24.5 billion in revenues, and it lost $69 million from operations, while its net losses were $862 million. In Q4 2019, Tesla turned a profit for the first time. And its main market is still the US.
Among the most recognized car manufacturers, Tesla is valued more than the combined market capitalization of GM and Ford. While the company’s direct distribution is a strength, its lack of financial viability is a weakness. Competition is a future threat. However, if Tesla defines a new market for car manufacturing its potential growth will be massive.
Tesla’s vision is to “create the most compelling car company of the 21st century by driving the world’s transition to electric vehicles,” while its mission is “to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport by bringing compelling mass-market electric cars to market as soon as possible.” Tesla used a transitional business model as its ecosystem grows.

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