Elon Reeve Musk is a Canadian American businessman, who is also an investor, inventor and engineer, who founded the SpaceX and a co-founder of Tesla Inc. Including this, he has also a founder of Neuralink, The Boring company and X.com. He is also keen in reducing the global warming through Sustainable energy and to reduce the risk of Human Extinction, by establishing Human colony in Mars.
In the year 1995, he and his brother founded Zip2, a web software company which provides maps and online directories to newspaper publishing industry. He wanted to become the CEO of the company, however, the board of directors did not allow it and Compaq acquired Zip2 for $ 307 million in cash and $34 million in stock option, from which he got $22 million for his 7% share of the company.
Following this, in the year 1999, he co-founded X.com, which is an online financial service and e-mail payment company. This company was merged with Confinity, which had PayPal, that provides money transfer service. In the year 2000, he was removed from the role of CEO by other leadership members, due to some disagreements in changing the Unix based infrastructure to Microsoft Windows. Later in the year 2002, Paypal was acquired by eBay and he received $165 million, since he was the largest shareholder of the company. Recently, he purchased X.com domain from PayPal, stating that it has ‘great sentimental value’.
In the year 2002, he founded SpaceX and he was the CEO and CTO of this California-Based company. They launched two rockets named Falcon 1 and Falcon 9. In the year 2008, Falcon 1 became the first privately funded liquid-fueled vehicle to put a satellite around the Earth’s Orbit. They have also developed Dragon Spacecraft, which carries supplies to ISS. He has also stated that he wanted to introduce a colony in Mars, by the year 2040. He has also proposed a high speed transportation known as ‘Hyperloop’.
Including this, he is also one of the major funder of Tesla motors. Recently, he has sent a Tesla car into space and this is going farther into the Solar system and landed in the Asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Elon Musk Height: Unknown
Elon Musk Net Worth: $20.9 billion (as on January, 2018)
Elon Musk Biography:
- Name: Elon Reeve Musk
- Nick Name: Elon Musk
- Date of Birth: June 28, 1971
- Age: 46 years
- Profession: Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor, Investor
- Education: Waterkloof House Preparatory School
Pretoria Boys High School
University of Pennysylvania
- Qualification: PhD in Applied Physics
- Father’s Name: Errol Musk
- Mother’s Name: Maye Musk
- Marital Status: Married
- Spouse Name: Justine Musk (2000 – 2008, Divorced)
Talulah Riley (2010 – 2016, Divorced)
- Children: 6