Elon Musk’s Innovations: His wiki, Career, Net worth, Early life, Education, Personal life

February 9, 2018Elon Musk’s Innovations: His wiki, Career, Net worth, Early life, Education, Personal life

Who is Elon Musk?

Elon Reeve Musk is a South African-born American entrepreneur and businessman. He was ranked 21st on the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People in December 2016.

The most prolific modern inventors, Musk has a net worth of $20.9 billion as of January 2018 and he was listed as the 53rd richest person in the world by Forbes.

Early Life & Education of Elon Musk

Elon was born on June 28, 1971, as Elon Reeve Musk. At the age of 12, he taught himself computer programming and at the age of 17, he moved to Canada to attend Queen’s University. After two years, he transferred to the University of Pennsylvania and received a degree in physics from the College of Arts and Sciences. He also received an economics degree from the Wharton School. He joined Ph.D. in applied physics and material sciences at Stanford University but dropped out to pursue an entrepreneurial career.

Career & Innovations of Musk

He co-founded a web software company named Zip2, which was later acquired by Compaq. Then he founded X.com, an online payment company.  In 2000, it merged with Confinity and became PayPal, which was bought by eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002. Musk founded SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer, and space transport services company.  He even co-founded Tesla, Inc., an electric vehicle and solar panel manufacturer and operates as its CEO and product architect. Musk co-founded OpenAI, a nonprofit research company in 2015 and Neuralink, a neurotechnology company in 2016. He co-founded The Boring Company, an infrastructure and tunnel construction company in the same year.

Furthermore, Musk has visualized the Hyperloop; a high-speed transportation system and has proposed a vertical take-off and landing supersonic jet electric aircraft; the Musk electric jet. Musk shared his goal to reduce global warming by the production and consumption of sustainable energy. Further, he stated reducing the risk of human extinction by establishing a human colony on Mars. In 2001, he conceptualized Mars Oasis; a project to land on Mars, containing food crops growing on Martian regolith. It was an attempt to regain public interest in space exploration. He hopes to send humans to Mars surface within 10-20 years. He stated that he wants to establish a Mars colony by 2040 with 80000 populations and stated that since Mars’ atmosphere lacks oxygen, all transportation would have to be electric.

Musk's Personal life

Elon Musk has been married twice. His ex-wife is Justine Wilson. The couple got married in 2000. Then in 2010, he got married again with an actress Talulah Riley. The couple separated in 2012 but married again in 2013. But it could not sustain long, and they split in 2016. He has been involved in an on-again, off-again relationship with actress Amber Heard. Musk has 5 sons with ex-wife Justine. Their first son died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) at the age of 10 weeks.

 


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