Elon Reeve Musk is a prominent business personality who has been running various businesses at the same time. The journey from a small entrepreneur to a business tycoon of future technologies has never been smooth for him. He was the victim of bullying and harassment in the school-going age but that did not stop him to approach his life goals.
Elon Musk- A struggler
June 28, 1971, was the day when Maye Musk gave birth to an ambitious boy Elon Musk. The home town of the Musk is Pretoria, South Africa. Elon Musk is well known as a business tycoon, an industrial designer, and a skilled engineer.
Father: Errol Musk is the owner of an emerald mine located in Zambia.
Mother: Maye Musk, the mother of Elon Musk, is a well-known dietician and model.
Siblings: Elon Musk has one brother named Kimbal Musk and a sister Tosca Musk.
Qualification: Elon Musk is an ambitious personality. He got his undergraduate degree from Queen’s University in Kingston. Later on, he moved to the University of Pennsylvania to fulfill the aim of dual degree where he got a Bachelor of Science in Economics as well as a Bachelor of Science in Physics. Furthermore, the ambitious boy got admission to Stanford University to pursue a Ph.D. in Applied Physics but could not complete it due to entrepreneurial engagements.
Citizenship: Elon Musk owns the citizenship of Canada and South Africa from 1971 to the present day. In 2002, he got nationality of the United States as well.
Marital life: ElonMusk was married thrice. His first wife Justine Wilson remained with him from 2000 to 2008. Then, he got married to Talulah Riley in 2010. After getting divorced from her, Elon Musk again got married to her in 2013 and divorced in 2016. He has seven children including twins and triplets from the two wives.
Interests & Hobbies: Elon studied everything he was interested in. Lord of the Rings and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy are the top favorite books read by Elon. Elon listens to music, throws parties, and have fun with his fellows and friends. Video games are one of the most appealing activities for Elon. You can judge the intensity of interest in video games by “Blaster”. When Elon was aged 12-years old, he sold out a video game named “Blaster” at the rate of $ 500.
Career – A journey to Billionaire
In 1995, Musk launched his first company Zip2 with his brother Kimbal. Zip2 was an online direction guide and sold out for $ 307 million in1999. Then, Musk launched an online bank named X.com that further led to the foundation of PayPal. In 2002, Musk became a billionaire after selling PayPal to eBay at $ 1.5 billion. Let us have a look at further successes of billionaire business lord:
SpaceX is a company that offers services for transportation in space and is well known as a manufacturer of aerospace. NASA has hired SpaceX to carry necessary items and material for the astronauts in space as well as cargo services for the International Space Station.
- SpaceX is the first private company that sent its first spacecraft to the International space station in 2012. Falcon 9 Rocket was the landmark for SpaceX that provided its services to carry 1000 pounds of supplies at the station. Until now, SpaceX has sent the modified vehicle multiple times to perform various tasks in space.
- As the CEO of the company, the tycoon announced the mission mars through the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) in 2018. SpaceX has the intention to move the people to the Red planet-Mars. Before the colonization of Mars, SpaceX keeps the intention to build a facility at the Los Angeles port.
- The company announced another project named Starlink internet satellites. The goal is to send satellites in the lower orbit to get more quick and better internet services in rural and distant areas.
Tesla is an electric transport company. In 2006, as a chairperson of Tesla, Musk helped the company to develop its first electric sports car “Roadster.” Now, Musk is in the position of CEO as well. Other than Roadster, Tesla Motors has unveiled many modified and modern electric vehicles under the supervision of Elon Musk like Model S, Model Y, model 3, model 5, and semi-truck.
The journey of success and tech ideas continued when Musk gave the idea of establishing the “SolarCity” company to his cousins. SolarCity is a solar energy company launched in 2006. Musk is the majority shareholder of the entity. The largest working capital to initiate the company was given by Musk. In 2016, SolarCity was acquired by Tesla for $2.6 billion.
In 2016, Musk founded another company named “Boring company.” The goal of the company is to spread the network of tunnels around the cities to drive at high speed while avoiding street traffic.
Ai & Neuralink
In 2016, Musk co-founded a non-profit research company. Musk was interested in the advancement of artificial intelligence that can be beneficial for humanity. Neuralink is another project announced by the entrepreneur. The purpose of the project is to interlink the computers and the human brain by fitting devices in the human brain. In 2018, Musk resigned from the board of Open AI.
Additionally, the Musk foundation has been devoted to space exploration and to benefit the human race in the future. Musk seems to donate to various projects like he donated $ 1 million to the team tree campaign in 2019. The aim of the team was to plant 20 million trees around the world by 2020.
Elon Musk seems an active personality as well as continuously generating novel ideas in the tech world. Besides, Musk has been playing an active role in various projects like high-speed train and Hyperloop. Due to such a dynamic personality, Musk has become an ideal personality with a crazy mind that keeps working even during sleep.