Musk did not "start with billions". His father was an engineer and his mother a nutritionist. He made his billions himself through drive and ingenuity in several business ventures. If you think you can do that, have at it. The stock market does not think Tesla is a failing enterprise, putting a $40+ billion market cap with it. Even the most bearish analyst pegs the company value at close to $10 billion. Even if the car company eventually fails -- and it's possible -- Space X is a strong enterprise and the battery production unit is on track. Many great technology and business innovators had failures mixed in with their successes. Henry Ford's rubber plantation venture with Harvey Firestone was a colossal failure. Thomas Edison was a spotty businessman at best. I can't shake the feeling that your real beef with Tesla is that you can't afford one.