Elon Musk in an investor and an inventor. He is a very good businessman and many people are interested in what he offers. He is CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla Motors. He was one of the early backers and investors of PayPal. He was born June 28, 1971. He was born in South Africa.
His high level of intelligence and curiosity were present from an early age. When he was merely 12, he taught himself about computer programming. He created a computer code for a video game, and sold it for $500!
He moved to Canada after graduating from high school. He earned degrees in economics and physics. Zip2 was the first computer program he offered on a wide scale. He created and promoted it along with his brother. This web software changed the way newspapers put materials together including the New York Times.
In 1999, he created a financial entity online called X.com, but he later merged it with the ideas behind Paypal. He felt that the Paypal system was a better option and he financially backed it. His big idea is the Hyperloop, that could possibly one day make it possible to travel from Los Angeles to New York in about 30 minutes! The cost to implement is about $6 million and it would rely on solar energy.
Musk is considered to be a visionary. He has the capacity to create ideas and to see how they can be implemented. He also listens to the ideas of others, and offers money to invest in them so that they can move forward. He became a USA citizen in 2002.
Elon Musk was married to Justine Musk from 2000 to 2008 and then Talulah Riley from 2010 until 2012. He has four children that he helps to care for.
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