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Who Is Elon Musk ?


The Full Name of Elon Musk is Elon Reeve Musk. He is a business magnate, industrial designer and engineer. He is the founder, CEO, CTO and chief designer of SpaceX; early investor, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI. Furthermore, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2018. Also that year, he was ranked 25th on the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People, and was ranked joint-first on the Forbes list of the Most Innovative Leaders of 2019. As of December 19, 2020, Musk’s net worth was estimated by Forbes to US$153.5 billion, making him the second-richest person in the world, behind Jeff Bezos.

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Elon Reeve Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa. His Father Name is Errol Musk. Mother Name is Maye Musk. Kimbal Musk (brother), Tosca Musk (sister), Lyndon Rive (cousin). May 2002, Elon Musk founded SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, of which he is CEO and lead designer. He joined Tesla Motors, Inc. (now Tesla, Inc.), an electric vehicle manufacturer, in 2004, the year after it was founded, becoming its product architect that year and its CEO in 2008. In 2006, he helped create SolarCity, a solar energy services company (now a subsidiary of Tesla).  

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Education :

* The University of Pretoria for five months.

* In Canada, Musk entered Queen's University in 1989. 

* He left in 1992 to study economics and physics at the University of Pennsylvania. 

*  Elon Musk graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in economics from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in physics from the College of Arts and Sciences.

* In 1995, Musk was accepted to a Ph.D. program in energy physics/materials science at Stanford University in California.

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Career :

* In 1995, Musk and his brother Kimbal along with Greg Kouri started Zip2, a web software company, with money raised from a small group of angel investors.

* In March 1999, Musk co-founded X.com, an online financial services and e-mail payment company, with US$10 million from the sale of Zip2.

* One year later, the company merged with Confinity, which had a money-transfer service called PayPal.

* In 2001, Musk conceived Mars Oasis, an idea to land a miniature experimental greenhouse on Mars, containing food crops growing on Martian regolith, in an attempt to reawaken public interest in space exploration.

* In 2006, NASA announced that the company was one of two selected to provide crew and cargo resupply demonstration contracts to the International Space Station, followed by a US$1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services program contract on December 23, 2008, for 12 flights of its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft to the Space Station, replacing the US Space Shuttle after it retired in 2011.

* SpaceX began development of the Starlink constellation of low Earth orbit satellites in 2015 to provide satellite Internet access, with the first two prototype test-flight satellites launched in February 2018.

* Tesla, Inc. (originally Tesla Motors) was incorporated in July 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, who financed the company until the Series A round of funding.

* Tesla Motors first built an electric sports car, the Tesla Roadster, in 2008, with sales of about 2,500 vehicles to 31 countries, which was the first serial production all-electric car to use lithium-ion battery cells.

* Musk favored building a more affordable Tesla model; this led to the Model 3 that was unveiled in 2016, with a planned base price of US$35,000.

* In September 2018, Musk was sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a tweet claiming that funding had been secured for potentially taking Tesla private (at a price of $420 a share, an alleged reference to marijuana]). 

* In January 2019, Musk traveled to China for the groundbreaking of Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory, which is the company's first large-scale plant outside the U.S.

* As of January 29, 2016, Musk owned about 28.9 million Tesla shares, which equated to about 22% of the company.In January 2018, Musk was granted an option to buy up to 20.3 million shares if Tesla's market value were to rise to $650 billion.

* As of December 31, 2019, Musk owns 38,658,670 shares or 20.8% of all Tesla shares. 

* Musk provided the initial concept and financial capital for SolarCity, which his cousins Lyndon and Peter Rive co-founded in 2006. By 2013, SolarCity was the second largest provider of solar power systems in the United States.

* On August 12, 2013, Musk unveiled a concept for a high-speed transportation system incorporating reduced-pressure tubes in which pressurized capsules ride on an air cushion driven by linear induction motors and air compressors. The alpha design for the system was published in a whitepaper posted to the Tesla and SpaceX blogs.

* In December 2015, Musk announced the creation of OpenAI, a not-for-profit artificial intelligence (AI) research company. 

* In 2016, Musk co-founded Neuralink, a neurotechnology start-up company to integrate the human brain with artificial intelligence. 

* On December 17, 2016, while stuck in traffic, Musk tweeted "[I] am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging ..." The company was named 'The Boring Company' (TBC).

[Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elon_Musk]


Elon Musk Net Worth :


Musk has added a whopping $140 billion to his net worth in 2020, bringing the total to $167 billion. 


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