Elon Musk Facts That Will Astound You
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- Elon Musk was born in the year 1971 in South Africa.
- Although he is best known for founding Tesla Motors and SpaceX, he gained his money as a Co-founder of PayPal.
- Musk was a major inspiration for the Tony Stark character in the film Iron Man (a.k.a. Iron Man). Indeed, elements of Iron Man 2 were shot both inside and outside of SpaceX. Even Elon Musk makes an appearance in the film!
- Musk’s declared annual compensation for Tesla Motors is $1, similar to that of Steve Jobs and other well-known entrepreneurs.
- Musk taught himself computer programming at the age of 12 and produced the video game Blaster, which he sold for $500.
- Elon Musk didn’t become an American citizen until 2002, at age 31. Elon Musk immigrated to Canada from South Africa when he was 17 years old. He eventually went to the University of Pennsylvania in the United States for college.
- Following graduation, Musk relocated to California to pursue doctorate studies in physics at Stanford University. He dropped out of Stanford after only two days, opting to take advantage of the booming Internet industry.
- After dropping out of graduate school, Musk founded Zip2, a startup that provides maps and business directories to online newspapers. In 1999, he sold the company for $307 million.
- Musk co-founded X.com in 1999, an online payment startup that later became PayPal before being purchased by eBay for $1.5 billion in equity (of which Musk received $165 million).
- Musk co-founded Tesla Motors, an electric sports car design and manufacturing company. Tesla was able to flourish where other significant manufacturers failed in the electric vehicle sector. He is presently Tesla’s CEO and chief product architect.
- The National Highway Safety Administration gave the Tesla Model S a 5.4-out-of-five safety rating, the highest ever.
- Musk is one of the major driving forces behind SolarCity, a company founded by his cousins. He is also the largest shareholder of the company.
- Elon Musk also founded SpaceX (also known as Space Exploration Technologies), a corporation that designs and manufactures space launch vehicles with an emphasis on rocket technology. His goal is to lower the cost of space travel in order to expand human life beyond the Earth. Musk originally struggled to raise funds for SpaceX, which investors dismissed as a pipe fantasy. Musk put all of his personal funds into SpaceX in order to make it a reality (going against every piece of business advice ever written).
- NASA has awarded SpaceX a $1.6 billion contract to resupply (and eventually carry humans to) the International Space Station, thereby displacing the Space Shuttle.
- Musk has slashed the cost of accessing the International Space Station by 90%, reducing it from $1 billion to roughly $60 million per voyage.
- Musk hopes that his Falcon rocket will one day make space tourism and Mars colonization a reality for humanity.
- The Falcon rocket is named after the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars.
- SpaceX is the first private corporation to recover a spacecraft from Earth’s orbit, and its Dragon spacecraft is the first commercial ship to dock with the International Space Station.
- Despite his recent phenomenal success, both of his flagship
- SpaceX and Tesla Motors were two of the 21 enterprises that came dangerously close to collapse. The Roadster, Tesla’s first electric automobile, had a run of production issues, while SpaceX had three launch failures before its fourth and last attempt was successful.
- Elon Musk has been married three times, twice to British actress Talulah Riley and then divorced from her.
- Musk shares custody of his five sons (one set of twins and one set of triplets) with his first wife, Canadian fiction author Justine Wilson.
- He has admitted to naming one of his sons Xavier after X-Men Professor Xavier.
- Elon Musk founded the Musk Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to space exploration and the discovery of renewable energy sources. The Foundation runs the Musk Mars Desert Observatory telescope in Utah.
- The Musk Foundation also offers a simulated Mars environment where visitors can get a taste of living on the Red Planet (complete with waste-burning toilets).
- Musk has been dubbed a “thrillionaire,” a new breed of high-tech tycoons who want to utilize their fortunes to turn science-fiction fantasies into reality.
- Musk is a strong believer in combating global warming and pushing toward more sustainable energy sources, citing it as one of the key reasons for developing Tesla Motors and SolarCity.
- Elon Musk has signed the Giving Pledge, which commits people to giving away the bulk of their income to charitable causes. Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, Warren Buffett, and Mark Zuckerberg are among those who have joined the Giving Pledge.
- Wet Nellie, a custom-built Lotus Esprit submarine automobile from the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, is owned by Elon Musk.
- Esquire magazine named Musk one of the 75 most influential persons of the twenty-first century.
- Musk was named “Businessperson of the Year” by Fortune in 2013 for his work at SpaceX, SolarCity, and Tesla Motors.
- On January 25, 2015, Elon Musk appeared as himself in an episode of The Simpsons titled “The Musk Who Fell to Earth.” Musk played along with the program, which mocked several of Musk’s ideas.
In 2010, Musk was awarded the FAI Gold Space Medal for designing the first privately developed rocket to achieve orbit by the Federation Aronautique International, the world’s governing body for aerospace records. It is the highest honor bestowed by the organization (and has also been awarded to Neil Armstrong).
In 2013, Musk unveiled the Hyperloop, a novel mode of transportation that could hypothetically transport passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in half an hour via pressurized tubes. Musk has said if no one else will build it, he will do it himself.
Elon Reeve Musk is a business mogul and entrepreneur.
He is the Co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI, as well as the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer of SpaceX. He is also an early-stage investor, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc., and the founder of The Boring Company.
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