I see how real estate investors here excel their finances. There are plenty of blog boasting about real estate cash flow and long term benefits.
If people think that these real estate investors are outsmarting others, then Elon Musk has the same attitude of outsmarting business side.
The infrastructure and mass production environment he created for Tesla is beyond comparison and he survives by this along with his innovation. The technology and associated software are protected by patent rights and is like Coke formula, that is hard to copy unless some one reinvent his wheel.
He has masterminded everything ahead and that is not a cult, but his business acumen to be on the top. It is hard to beat TSLA unless someone spends similar or more investments on such technology.
If you understand the nuances, you will reap benefits.