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About Elon Musk

Elon Musk is a South African-American engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist best known for co-founding PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors. He is currently the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors and Chairman of SolarCity.

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1 Rocket Rd Hawthorne

Palo Alto, California,

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Man accused of buying 39 Teslas via US$45 million scam with apparent false ties to Elon Musk

Jul 3, 2022

The 39 Teslas include all models such Model Y compact SUVs, Model 3 sedans, Model S sedans and Model X SUVs. Also allegedly accumulated by Chandran, of Las Vegas, were 19 other cars, two pick-up trucks, three RVs and a wakeboarding boat. — Getty Images/TNS Authorities arrested a man Wednesday whom federal prosecutors accuse of running a US$45mil (RM198mil) scam that netted him 39 Teslas and allegedly included false claims that a billionaire electric car company founder — likely Tesla CEO Elon Musk — was involved in the investment scheme. In a federal grand jury indictment unsealed Wednesday, Neil Suresh Chandran, 50, is alleged to have defrauded more than 10,000 victims since June 2018 by claiming that at least one of his five cryptocurrency and virtual-reality companies “was about to be purchased by a consortium of wealthy buyers and thereby yield his investors extremely high returns.” The indictment cites an alleged email from Chandran claiming an US$88,000 (RM388,080) investment would deliver a US$2 trillion (RM8.82 trillion) return. The alleged fraud seemingly involved claims about Musk, whom the indictment describes as “Billionaire 2” and “founder and CEO of an electric car company,” and also apparently about Amazon executive chairman and founder Jeff Bezos, described as “Billionaire 1” and the “founder and executive chairman of a large online retailing company.” The indictment makes clear that both billionaires 1 and 2 “had no involvement.” The US government is seeking to have Chandran, arrested in Los Angeles, forfeit the Teslas along with five properties in California and Nevada, a Ferrari, a Rolls-Royce, and other high-value items including a diamond-crusted gold Swiss watch, as proceeds of crime. Chandran did not immediately respond to email messages sent to three of the companies listed in the indictment. It was unclear whether he was represented by a lawyer. The government is also seeking to obtain through forfeiture about US$36mil (RM158.8mil) held in 25 accounts at 12 different banks, two insurance firms and a stock brokerage. The 39 Teslas include all models such Model Y compact SUVs, Model 3 sedans, Model S sedans and Model X SUVs. Also allegedly accumulated by Chandran, of Las Vegas, were 19 other cars, two pick-up trucks, three RVs and a wakeboarding boat. “US Marshals and the FBI are seizing most of the assets pending resolution of the criminal case,” the US Department of Justice said in a press release. The indictment alleges money laundering but does not make clear a mechanism by which it may have occurred. The money and goods came from investor funds misappropriated for other business ventures and the personal benefit of Chandran and others, the indictment claimed, though it did not specify any others who allegedly benefited. Chandran is charged with three counts of wire fraud and two counts of transacting in criminally derived property. He faces up to 20 years in prison for each fraud count and up to 10 years for each illegal-transactions count. Because of federal sentencing guidelines and judges’ discretion, maximum sentences are rarely imposed. – The Mercury News/Tribune News Service Article type: free

Elon Musk Investments

21 Investments

Elon Musk has made 21 investments. Their latest investment was in Twitter as part of their PIPE - III on April 4, 2022.

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Elon Musk Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/4/2022

PIPE - III

Twitter

$2,890M

Yes

2

3/9/2022

Series A

Autosled

$5M

Yes

6

4/16/2018

Series A

The Boring Company

$112.52M

Yes

Undisclosed Investors

5

8/25/2017

Series A

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$99M

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10

6/6/2017

Grant

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$99M

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10

Date

4/4/2022

3/9/2022

4/16/2018

8/25/2017

6/6/2017

Round

PIPE - III

Series A

Series A

Series A

Grant

Company

Twitter

Autosled

The Boring Company

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Amount

$2,890M

$5M

$112.52M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Undisclosed Investors

Sources

2

6

5

10

10

Elon Musk Portfolio Exits

4 Portfolio Exits

Elon Musk has 4 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Vicarious Systems on April 23, 2022.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

4/23/2022

Acquired

$99M

2

4/28/2016

Acquired

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$99M

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10

12/13/2012

IPO

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$99M

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10

6/29/2010

IPO

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$99M

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0

Date

4/23/2022

4/28/2016

12/13/2012

6/29/2010

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

IPO

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

10

10

0

Elon Musk Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Elon Musk acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Twitter on April 25, 2022.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

4/25/2022

Series E+

$99M

$760.17M

Acq - Pending

13

Date

4/25/2022

Investment Stage

Series E+

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

$760.17M

Note

Acq - Pending

Sources

13

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