Elon Musk has built Tesla into a wildly successful company. The electric car giant is now worth more than Toyota, Disney and Coke, after all.
Tesla wasn’t always this successful, however. In fact, Musk revealed in a tweet on Tuesday that Apple CEO Tim Cook once refused to take a meeting with him. What was the purpose of that meeting? Apple possibly acquiring Tesla.
The tweet from Musk came in direct response to Brett Winton, the Director of Research for ARK Invest, who was discussing Apple’s supposed plan to build an iCar.
During the darkest days of the Model 3 program, I reached out to Tim Cook to discuss the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla (for 1/10 of our current value). He refused to take the meeting.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 22, 2020
“During the darkest days of the Model 3 program, I reached out to Tim Cook to discuss the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla (for 1/10 of our current value),” Musk said in the tweet. “He refused to take the meeting.”
Of course, Musk was trying to set this meeting up a few years ago, probably sometime back in 2018, before the company saw a meteoric rise in its stock price.
We can probably go ahead and assume Cook now wishes he had taken that meeting. Hindsight is 20/20, I guess.
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