As if Elon Musk doesn’t have enough on his plate — pour him a stiff glass of tequila while he’s at it.
The tech billionaire and so-called genius is reportedly thinking long and hard about getting into the booze game, and he’s already come up with a name for his prospective company. (RELATED: Elon Musk’s Weird New Girlfriend Is Doing One Of Her Weirdest Moves Yet)
Musk purportedly filed a trademark application for a new tequila company, aptly called Tesla-quila. TMZ points out that this all started as an April Fool’s joke after Elon Musk joked that his company was going bankrupt after he was found “passed out against a Tesla Model 3, surrounded by ‘Teslaquilla’ bottles.”
Tesla Goes Bankrupt
Palo Alto, California, April 1, 2018 — Despite intense efforts to raise money, including a last-ditch mass sale of Easter Eggs, we are sad to report that Tesla has gone completely and totally bankrupt. So bankrupt, you can’t believe it.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 1, 2018
“> “>filed to trademark Teslaquila on October 8.
And while his joke caused the company’s stock to drop around 5 percent the next trading day, Musk is betting the joke could prove to be lucrative in the long-run.
He confirmed the news Friday.
“Teslaquila coming soon…” he wrote, accompanied by a mock photo of a potential label.
Visual approximation pic.twitter.com/sMn3Pv476Y
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 12, 2018