by Jason Simpkins
Elon Musk is to batteries what Willy Wonka was to chocolate — right down to the golden tickets and singing workers.
Both are eccentric billionaires with big dreams and fanciful factories. And both headline wondrous stories.
Of course, the big difference is that Elon Musk’s story isn’t meant to capture the imaginations of children, but rather the wallets of investors.
In that respect, he’s done a pretty good job. His company, Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA), has a $33 billion market cap. And its stock is up more than 1,000% since debuting in 2010.