His assessment, posted on Sunday, garnered more than 62,000 likes and 4,000 comments in two days, as fellow users debated his theory.
“You realise that if everyone buys the stock and not the product you have a problem…,” one user commented.
Another, expanded on that train of thought, writing: “If everyone who bought Tesla Model S 2012 bought the shares instead, the business may have folded for lack of patronage.
“Besides, [they] could have achieved that $7m with less amount invested in bitcoin. Have you thought about value/satisfaction derived from purchasing the item?”
Another wrote: “I find these ‘investment gurus’ laughably interesting.
"Don’t spend on stuff that’ll improve your life NOW, but do go ahead and pay that money to the company that manufactures it so that they can reap the benefits now, and you might get some more money later if you’re lucky."
@JohnPompliano I find these 'investment gurus' laughably interesting.
"Don't spend on stuff that'll improve your l… https://t.co/Iwclhd8cmb
Pompliano, whose Twitter profile describes him as the most interesting man on the internet, seemed to latch onto these more positive takes, writing in a follow-up tweet: “Damn, you guys really ran with this one!
“Follow me for more interesting data and facts like this.”
Damn, you guys really ran with this one!
Follow me for more interesting data and facts like this. 🔥