Shark Tank Star Kevin O'Leary said Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk is a modern day Michelangelo. "He is a genius - I can't say enough good things about what he does for all sectors that he gets involved in," O'Leary told TheStreet in an interview.
Although to be fair, O'Leary is more fond of Tesla's product than its stock.
"I'm an investor and at the end of the day, I look at each opportunity to put money in harms way - one stock at a time and that's not a stock I own," he said. O'Leary is also the Chairman of O'Shares ETF Investments.
Musk is sure painting all sorts of interesting things of late.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told the Chicago Tribune recently that he is having preliminary discussions with Musk to use a high-tech digger to bore out an underground high-speed rail line connecting the downtown to O'Hare International Airport. Musk is the founder of The Boring Co., which seeks to develop machines and techniques for digging tunnels.
Musk has said he would like to dig a network of underground roads that could reduce traffic in populous cities. In May, Boring began drilling its first tunnel that Musk said will run from the Los Angeles International Airport to Culver City, Santa Monica, Westwood and Sherman Oaks. He said future tunnels will cover the greater Los Angeles area.
TheStreet has found six other next-generation ideas on which Musk's companies are working. Check them out for yourself here.
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