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    Tesla
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    Chairman, Product Architect, and CEO

In 2014, Elon Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX, successfully completed two missions to the International Space Station. But it’s at Tesla Motors where he has generated the most voltage. Despite a production problem and a new-model delay, Tesla’s stock continues to soar, shooting its market cap to over $30 billion, even though the company has yet to record an annual profit. Tesla bulls are looking to the future, with the firm’s announcement that it will build a $5 billion lithium-ion battery “gigafactory” in the Nevada desert. (See: Inside Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Gigafactory) The plant is key to Musk’s master plan: to produce an affordable, mass-market electric car by 2017. —Peter Elkind

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