Even though all the money he has and all the fame he holds, Elon Musk never stops acting like the guy next door, especially on Twitter.
His nerdy, cute, funny tweets and the memes he shares on Twitter have the vibe of some 19-year-old engineering student with a lot of smartness but not with a lot of money.
This time, he comes with something else; after checking his own Wikipedia page, he claims that he's not an investor. Yeah, you didn't hear wrong, Elon Musk, the person behind the biggest companies such as SpaceX and Tesla says that he's not an investor.
And he has a pretty good defense for this argument;
If Tesla & SpaceX go bankrupt, so will I. As it should be.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 22, 2019
People were a little confused about his claim, but with his brilliant and witty mind, he explained the situation pretty clearly.
Started Zip2 with ~$2k & ~$100k of student debt, rolled proceeds into X/PayPal, rolled proceeds again into SpaceX/Tesla, but these are all companies where I played fundamental founding role. Not right to ask others to put in money if I don’t put in mine.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 22, 2019
This clarification seems pretty logical and probably left no question in the minds of his followers. But if you still have some questions about this statement of Musk, let's go a little deeper.
According to the Cambridge dictionary, an investor is a person who puts money into something in order to make a profit or get an advantage. According to Wikipedia, an investor is a person that allocates capital with the expectation of a future financial return or to gain an advantage.
So, it's obvious that Elon Musk indeed isn't an investor. He started from the bottom and now he's here, thanks to the right moves, intelligence, and maybe a little luck of his.