Tesla (TSLA -2.76%) has been one of the most successful public companies of all time, and it's disrupted an auto business that had no major start-ups succeed for decades. How did it build such a great business? Elon Musk is a big reason why, but it's the company's business model that investors should credit and learn the most from when looking at future investments. 

*Stock prices used were end-of-day prices of Oct. 7, 2022. The video was published on Oct. 10, 2022.