Is a Tesla buyout possible? Every investing site has a comment where they believe that someone will buy Tesla out, but is that even possible? What does Elon own, something like 28% of the company? I remember Martin Eberhard writing about how Elon took over his company so I would imagine Elon would take steps so such a hostile takeover could not happen to him. Favorite contenders are Mercedes, Apple and Toyota taking over Tesla. two threads Rumor: Apple buying Tesla [Archive] - Tesla Motors Club - Enthusiasts & Owners Forum Toyota to take over Tesla in 2011?