A popular myth on the internet is that Elon Musk created Tesla. While he was instrumental to the company's success, the founding of Tesla is a largely unknown, yet fascinating story!
Tesla was the brainchild of Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, who created the first Tesla Roadster model and subsequently invited Elon Musk to an early funding round for the company. Eventually, a personal conflict resulted in the co-founders leaving, with Elon Musk taking the center stage in the company since then.
Under the kind patronage of Dan Supernault and Samuel Patterson.