Iconoclastic Musk basks as Tesla shares soar

New York (AFP) – Elon Musk is some way away from his goal of sending millions of people to Mars, but Tesla’s shares are heading into orbit on Wall Street, leaving conventional automakers in the dust.Musk, 48, has long worn the mantle of technology visionary, winning accolades from fans as he disrupts sectors and rewrites the playbook for how a CEO can behave.And in the last five months, Tesla’s market value has more than tripled from about $40 billion to around $160 billion at the end of Tuesday’s sessionWith the share price up 13.7 percent Tuesday to $887.06, the company’s worth has rocketed …

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