Elon Musk biography, Quotes & Achievements

Elon Musk biography

Elon Musk is an African-American entrepreneur. He’s the founder of PayPal (Money Transfer facility), SpaceX (aerospace manufacturer, space transportation services, and communications corporation). He was the first successful investor of Tesla as well as CEO of Tesla (Electric Cars manufacturing Company).

 

Elon Musk biography

 

Full Name  Elon Reeve Musk FRS
Profession  Entrepreneur
Parents  Errol Musk (Engineer) Maye Musk (Nutritionists)
Age  50 as of 2021 (born on 28th June 1971)
Children (Total 7) Saxon Musk, X Æ A-Xii, Kai Musk, Nevada Alexander Musk, Griffin Musk, Damian Musk, Xavier Musk.
Citizenship  South African (Birth Place), Canadian and American
All Companies SpaceX, Tesla, The boring company, PayPal, Neuralink, and open AI

 

Early Life

Musk was born to a South African father (Errol Musk) and a Canadian mother (Maye Musk) on 28th June 1971.

He displayed an early talent for computers and entrepreneurship by creating a video game named ‘Blastar’ and sold it to a computer magazine for 500$.

In 1988, after getting a Canadian passport, he left South Africa because he was not supporting apartheid through compulsory military service and because he sought the more significant economic opportunities available in the US.

 

Education

He didn’t want to serve in the South African military; therefore, he moved to Canada and enrolled in Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and in 1992 he transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US, and got a bachelor’s degree.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

 

Founded PayPal

In 1999, he founded Zip2, which provided maps and business directories to online newspapers.

He sold that company (Zip2) to a computer-making company for 307 million dollars in 1999.

After selling Zip2, he started a website (X.com) and later changed its name to PayPal (an online money transferring service), which changed his life completely.

 

SpaceX

In 2002, Musk founded Space Exploration Technologies called ‘SpaceX’ to develop affordable rockets and Reusable Rockets.

He launched the first rocket (Falcon 1) in 2006 and the giant Falcon 9 rocket in 2010, and both rockets were cheaper than other company’s rocket.

SpaceX launched Falcon heavy in 2018. It could deliver 53,000 kilograms (117,000 lbs) to orbit, about double the weight of its most powerful competitor, Boeing Co.’s Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the price.

SpaceX is presenting the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy Super Heavy-Starship System upgrade.

 

Tesla

Tesla is an electronic car manufacturing company founded by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. Musk always knew the potential of electric cars. In 2004 musk was of a prominent investor in Tesla Motors (Tesla).

Tesla launched its first electric vehicle (the Roadster) that was capable of going 394 kilometres (245 miles) on a single charge.

In addition to Musk’s prior electric cars, which Musk thought to be uninteresting and dull, Roadster was a sports automobile that was capable of going from 0 to 60 miles within four minutes.

Tesla’s initial public garnered approximately $226 million, and later Tesla launched (Model S Vehicle).

Tesla is also famous for its Model X premium SUV, which was launched in 2015. A more cheaper (Model 3) was launched in 2017.

 

Elon Musk’s Wife

  • Justin Musk (2000-2008)
  • Cameron Diaz (2013)
  • Talulah Riley 2010-12 & 2012-2016
  • Amber Heard (2016-17)
  • Grimes (2017- September 2021)

 

Are Elon musk’s parents rich?

They have decent money now, but initially, they weren’t super-rich; his mother is a Model and dietitian, and his father is a pilot, engineer, & Sailor.

 

Elon Musk Awards & Achievements

INC Magazine award of the year 2008 (for his work in Tesla & SpaceX)

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics George Low (for contribution in space transportation)

National conservation & National wildlife federation Award in 2008 (for SolarCity & Tesla)

National space society’s Von Braun Trophy

FAI Gold space medal (The highest award in Space & Air)

The Kitty hawk recognised Elon Musk as a living legend of Aviation in 2010.

He was awarded $250,000 Heinlein for advanced space commercialization in 2011.

A gold medal (Highest award of Aeronautical society) in 2012.

IEEE Honorary Membership in 2015.

He was appointed as a fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).

Time Person year in 2021.

30 Elon Musk quotes that will inspire you to do something big

 

What is Elon Musk Mars mission?

Founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk, plans to send humans by 2025-26 on the Red Planet (Mars), being considered the most ambitious among all missions to reach Mars.

Musk wants to build a colony on Mars 2025-26. He tweeted, ‘possible to make a self-sustaining city on Mars by 2050 if we start in five years.”

 

Are Elon Musk and Nikola Tesla related?

No, They are different; Nikola Tesla was a Siberian-American inventor born in Smiljan, Croatia, on 10th July 1856. Elon Musk is an African-American entrepreneur born on 28th June 1971.

Nikola Tesla was an inventor who designed Modern alternating current and invented Remote Control, Tesla coil, Induction Motor, Neon Lamp, and a few more. Musk didn’t invent anything, but he’s created PayPal and founded SpaceX.

Currently, Elon Musk is the wealthiest individual on the planet. On the other hand, Tesla was born poor and died poor because he wasn’t a businessman; he was working for humankind, he wanted to provide energy for free to the whole world.

In the early days when Tesla came to the US, he didn’t have a home to live in and money to eat, his dinner cost him 0.4 cents, and he slept in public places.

 

Are Elon musk and mark Zuckerberg friends?

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are friends, but their thoughts don’t match when it comes to AI. According to Musk, AI (Artificial intelligence) are the most dangerous threats for humanity.

Musk’s warning for the AI was entitled as “Irresponsible” by CEO of Meta (Facebook) Mark Zuckerberg. Musk stated Zuckerberg has a very limited understanding of Artificial Intelligence.

 

Are Elon musk and jeff Bezos friends?

Not at all; they’re true compositors; currently, Elon Musk is the wealthiest individual on the planet while Jeff Bezos is the second wealthiest individual.

About a year ago, the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, was the wealthiest individual.

Musk had twice used a cat emoji to call Jeff Bezos a copycat, once when Amazon entered the internet satellite business, competing with SpaceX’s Starlink. The second time, when Amazon acquired self-driving car company Zoox.

Jeff has Blue Origin (Aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company), and Musk has SpaceX (Aerospace manufacturer, space transportation services, and communications corporation).

 

Elon Musk Net worth

According to Forbes, Elon Musk is the world’s wealthiest individual, with an estimated net worth of $244 billion.

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