37 Interesting Facts about Elon Musk, One of the Most Innovative Entrepreneurs of Our Time

December 1, 2017 – 09:28 am

Source: WikipediaEntrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with a vision. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors, SolarCity and SpaceX - all extraordinary companies in four completely different industries. Here is a look at the life of Elon Musk.

Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa, in 1971. His father was an engineer and his mother a nutritionist from Canada.

Source: Wikipedia

Musk was also interested in computers and by the age of 12, he had written the code for his own video game, a space game called Blastar, which was the first product he ever sold.

He emigrated to Canada in June 1989 at age 17 to attend. He left Canada in 1992 after getting a scholarship to study business and physics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Source: Pixabay

He earned an undergraduate degree in economics and stayed on another year to finish a second bachelor's degree in physics.

In 1995, Elon Musk headed to Stanford University in California to pursue a PhD in energy physics. However, he only attended the school for two days before dropping out to start his first company, Zip2 Corporation, which provided online content publishing software for news organizations.

Source: WikipediaSource: Wikipedia

In hindsight, it was an excellent decision since the company was later acquired in 1999 by Compaq's AltaVista division acquired Zip2 for 7 million in cash and million in stock options.

Out of that amount. Elon Musk's share was $22 million. Musk had become a millionaire at 28.

As a new millionaire and with time on his hands, Elon chose not to retire early, but went back to brainstorming new solutions for problems he saw in the world. That same year, he started X.com with $10 million dollars from the sale of Zip2. X.com was a financial services and email payments company.

In 2000, during the dot com boom, X.com was acquired Confinity.

Source: TumblrMusk met his first wife, Justine Musk who is a Canadian author while they were both students at Queen's University. They married in 2000.

Source: Tumblr

In February 2001, X.com changed its legal name to PayPal. In October 2002, PayPal was acquired by eBay for US.5 billion in stock. Before its sale, Musk, the company's largest shareholder, owned 11.7 percent of PayPal's shares.

Source: Wikicommons

In 2002, Musk founded his third company, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX, with the goal of building spacecraft for commercial space travel. SpaceX develops and manufactures space launch vehicles with a focus on advancing the state of rocket technology.

His entry into the automobile industry came in the form of Tesla Motors. Despite popular belief, Musk was not a co-founder of the company. A while after the company had been set up, Tesla Motors began their Series A round. It's Model S sedan is among the safest cars on the road.

  • However, the New York Times ran a bad review of the Model S in February 2013, which Musk responded by producing data from the test drive and said the article was 'fake.'

With a stake in the company taken by Daimler and a strategic partnership with Toyota, Tesla Motors launched its initial public offering in June 2010, raising $226 million.

Source: Wikicommons Source: Wikicommons Source: Inc Source: Wikipedia

Source: www.boomsbeat.com

Microsoft Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter
Video Games (Microsoft)
  • An Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter is already included with new stereo headsets designed for Xbox One. Just plug the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter that came with...
  • Most stereo gaming headsets with a 3.5mm audio jack (that use the CTIA plug standard) can get chat and stereo game audio directly through the Xbox One
  • No need to connect anything to the console or TV/ receiver. A microphone is required for chat.
  • Legacy stereo gaming headsets for Xbox 360 can get game audio by connecting the legacy stereo headset to the back of the Xbox One console using the S/PDIF port...

You might also like:

About Solarcity Stock Review
About Solarcity Stock Review
Tesla’s Elon Musk Takes Solar Financing to the Brink of
Tesla’s Elon Musk Takes Solar Financing to the Brink of ...
Which Elon Musk Stock Is the Better Buy: Tesla or SolarCity?
Which Elon Musk Stock Is the Better Buy: Tesla or SolarCity?
Fathead LLC Detroit Lions Fathead Wall Graphic Teammate Logo
Sports (Fathead LLC)
  • NFL Detroit Lions Teammate Logo wall accent sticker, 12.25 x 11 inches.
  • Genuine licensed merchandise.
  • Easy to apply. Just peel and stick!
  • Washable and removable.
  • Won t damage your walls!
Majesco Sales Inc. Zumba Fitness - Kinect - Xbox 360
Video Games (Majesco Sales Inc.)
  • Supports up to four players - both locally and online - as you team up and try to earn the highest workout score
  • Utilizes the controller-free functionality of Microsoft Kinect to bring the Zumba Fitness experience home
  • Learn and perfect nine different dance styles: Reggaeton, Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Hip-Hop, Mambo, Rumba, Flamenco and Calypso.
  • Includes more than 30 Zumba routines - some exclusive to the game.
  • Follow your on-screen Zumba instructor s routine in a high voltage party atmosphere. As you fine tune the steps.
1888998689723 [Global Case] Music is my life Triangle Pattern Galaxy Space Infinity Stars God Jesus Tribal Aztec Indians Cross Nébuleuses (BLACK CASE) Snap-on Cover Shell for VIVO X5L
CE (Circle Case (registered trademark))
  • If the picture does not correspond to your phone, do not worry ! We will make the case for your specific smartphone, just make sure your order the right phone model...
  • The case is made of a flexible but durable polymer plastic. For some phone models, you can even choose if you like it to be transparent or black. The printing is...
  • Fast Service / shipping within 24 hours / fast delivery / we offer express service (contact us if any specific deadline must be met)
  • Buy with confidence, you are protected by our 3 YEARS WARRANTY (see details below)
  • We are not Chinese, we are a US company based in Asia. WE DO NOT SELL CHINESE PRODUCTS. CHECK OUR FEEDBACK AND SELLER PROFILE. Worldclass Award Winning Customer...
Maxpedition Maxpedition Traveler Deluxe, Black
Sports (Maxpedition)
  • We finish our bags with a triple coat of polyurethane for water resistance and add a final coat of DuPont Teflon Fabric Protector to repel the elements; Only the...
  • We use complete YKK zippers and slides exclusively unlike our competitors who put YKK slides on generic zippers
  • We add military grade nylon Webbing for straps, handles, and modular attachment points; Genuine Duraflex buckles and hardware add strength and functionality
  • Starting with large, unseamed panels of 1 Denier Nylon, we meticulously reinforce each stress point with composite thread; No unnecessary seams or polyester parts...
  • Closed Dims.: 6.5 L x 5.5 W x 0.75 Thick
  • Open Dims: 12 L x 5.5 W x 0.5 Thick
  • Carry: Paracord Neck Lanyard with Bungee Cord Retention
  • Colors: Black / Green / Khaki

Related posts:

  1. Obama and Elon Musk
  2. SpaceX Elon Musk Mars
  3. SolarCity and Elon Musk
  4. SolarCity Elon Musk