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Origin story: Tesla’s journey from electric car dream to Musk’s behemoth

Whatever you think about Tesla (TSLA), it often hinges on how you feel about a single person: South African-born billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. But contrary to popular belief — and the company's own website — Musk is not the original founder of Silicon Valley's first automobile manufacturer. We detail Tesla's origin from a Silicon Valley electric dream to the unwieldy behemoth carmaker that it is today