Elon Musk Blasts Ralph Nader: ‘You Are Lying!’

  • Musk fired back, “Ralph Nader, you are lying – shame on you! I personally provided almost all Tesla funding, based on my proceeds from PayPal, from Series A in 2004 until Series C in 2007.”
  • “In late 2008, I gave Tesla the last money I had. It was that or the company would have died,” Musk continued. “We closed that funding round at 6pm on Christmas Eve. If we had not closed that round, Tesla would have gone bankrupt 2 days after Christmas.”
  • “I gave my last money thinking Tesla would probably still die, not thinking that it would be lucrative,” he added.
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