Facebook Inc’s (FB) Zuckerberg or Tesla Motors Inc’s (TSLA) Musk?

October 10, 2013 10:10am NASDAQ:SOCL NYSE:GEX

market outlookVanity Fair made a mistake when it ranked Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg ahead of Elon Musk on its list of “The New Establishment” in the November issue, Fool contributor Tim Beyers says in the following video.


Zuck certainly deserves credit for scaling Facebook to the point of serving more than one-seventh of the world’s population, but Musk is trying to entirely change how we think about human transportation. That’s a far tougher challenge, Tim says.

Plus, Musk has achieved so much already. Take the Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock story, a tale of spectacular success despite a well-publicized fire that consumed a Model S sedan last week. The carmaker also supplies electric drivetrains to big-name competitors and, at 16%, sports one of the auto industry’s best gross margins. Musk has built a car company that, for now, looks able to compete, Tim argues. Not bad when, just a year ago, betting on Tesla was akin to taking a leap of faith.

Should you keep betting on Musk? What about Zuckerburg and Facebook? Tim answers these questions, and more, in the video below. Please watch now, and then leave a comment to let us know where you stand.

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