Interesting Facts About Elon Musk You Should Know

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Interesting Facts About Elon Musk You Should Know

Interesting Facts About Elon Musk, one of the richest people in the world. He is a business magnate, industrial designer, and engineer. He is the founder of The Boring Company and SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corp.). SpaceX is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company. He is a co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI.

Interesting Facts About Elon Musk

  1. He is a centibillionaire. A centibillionaire is basically a person whose net worth exceeds 100 billion US dollars.
  2. His mother is Canadian and his father is South African.
  3. He was born on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa.
  4. Elon was raised in Pretoria, South Africa.
  5. He has citizenship of South Africa, Canada, and the United States.
  6. Elon held an internship at an energy storage startup called Pinnacle Research Institute and at the Palo Alto-based startup Rocket Science Games in 1994.
  7. His net worth is US$164.5 billion as of 15 May 2021.
  8. He has received bachelor's degrees in economics and physics from the University of Pennsylvania.
  9. In 1995, he co-founded the web software company Zip2. Zip2 was a company that provided and licensed online city guide software to newspapers. The company was founded in Palo Alto, California as Global Link Information Network.
  10. Elon Musk's first startup was acquired by Compaq for $307 million in 1999.
  11. Elon became involved with the Mars Society profit Mars Society. He was inspired by plans to place a growth chamber for plants on Mars.
  12. In March 1999, Elon co-founded X.com an online bank with Harris Fricker, Christopher Payne, and Ed Ho. X.com was renamed PayPal in 2001 and went public in 2002. In the same year, eBay acquired PayPal for $1.5 billion. Musk received over $100 million for his 11.7% share in PayPal.
  13. In May 2002, with these $100 million Elon founded Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX). SpaceX an aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company. SpaceX successfully launched Falcon 1 in 2008. It was the first private liquid-fuel rocket to reach Earth orbit.
  14. Musk joined electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc. as chairman and product architect in 2004.
  15. He became CEO of Tesla Motors in 2008.
  16. Musk helped in the formation of SolarCity Corporation in 2006. It was a publicly traded company working in the solar energy industry. Fremont, California headquartered SolarCity was later acquired by Tesla Energy.
  17. He co-founded an AI research company OpenAI to promote friendly artificial intelligence in 2015.
  18. Musk co-founded Neuralink a neurotechnology company to focuses on brain-computer interfaces, in 2016 along with The Boring Company. The Boring Company works in the tunnel construction area.
  19. In 1995, Musk wanted to work with Netscape, an Internet, software, and telecommunications company founded in 1994, and that he had even shared his resume with the recruiters. He never received a response from Netscape. Two days later, he dropped out of Stanford and join the internet revolution.
  20. In 1995, Musk wanted to work with Netscape, an Internet, software, and telecommunications company founded in 1994, and that he had even shared his resume with the recruiters. He never received a response from Netscape. Two days later, he dropped out of Stanford and join the internet revolution.
  21. Musk purchased the domain X.com from PayPal for an undisclosed amount In 2017. He explains it as having a sentimental value with the domain.

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