Tesla CEO Elon Musk claimed in a now-deleted tweet that the company could become the biggest company in the world in the next few months.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk seems to believe that the electric car manufacturer could become the biggest company in the world. However, he may have landed himself in some trouble for expressing how soon he believes that may happen online. It’s not the first time his tweets have caused a stir either.
Tesla has certainly already made a name for itself over the past few years due to the innovative designs of its electric cars. However, the company has also stayed in the spotlight due to semi-regular controversies like how it put employees back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic and privacy concerns about its in-car cameras. Musk’s tweeting too has caused issues for the company too, with it having recently been ordered to ask him to remove a tweet about unionization among Tesla employees. Despite these occasional missteps, there is no denying it has quickly become among one of the most valuable and recognizable brands in the world.
Musk’s claim that Tesla would become the biggest company was made as a response to a tweet. The original tweet from Twitter user @WholeMarsBlog was praising the Full-Self Driving (FSD) Capability of Tesla vehicles and argued that “Tesla is going to be bigger than Apple.” Musk responded by tweeting, “I think there is a >0% chance Tesla could be the biggest company.” However, it was his now-deleted response to his own tweet that has created some trouble for the CEO. In that tweet, he expressed that the company could reach the status of the biggest company in the next few months, which could have been seen to be influencing the company’s stock price and raise a concern about potential market manipulation, a highly illegal practice.
guys i’m telling you. FSD is the biggest thing ever. super bullish on this.
nobody gets it, but I know what i’ve seen. this is a big fucking deal.
Tesla is going to be bigger than Apple @elonmusk
— Whole Mars Catalog (@WholeMarsBlog) March 26, 2021
Musk Could Be Right About Tesla Being The Biggest
So the real question now is will Tesla become the biggest company in the world in the next few months and, if so, why? Well, when observing the original tweet praising Tesla’s FSD feature, it could be this very feature that Elon Musk thinks could make the company the biggest. It has been heavily speculated that this feature would be made widely available to Tesla drivers through a more affordable subscription model in Q2 2021. It is very possible that when this subscription feature is released that more people than ever will be using FSD on roads across the country giving the company quite a bit of positive press if all goes well. But is there some unknown factor that Musk could be referring to?
Of course, there are so many unknown factors that could make it so that Tesla does or does not become the biggest company in the world over the next few months. And while Musk may have some information about the company that only he knows, there is much about many other companies such as Apple that he does not know. So, no one could truly predict this happening with 100-percent confidence, even if they were very sure of themselves. Only time can really tell if Elon Musk’s bold claim will come true.