BILLIONAIRE PROFILES: Elon Musk
Quick Facts About Elon Musk
- Elon Musk was born and bred in South Africa, emigrated to Canada at age 17, and later US on a transfer to University of Pennsylvania.
- Elon Musk has dreams to revolutionize transport systems through Tesla (electric car) and SpaceX (space vehicle).
- He owns 21% of Tesla.
- Elon Musk is the CEO and founder of SpaceX, a rocket company now valued at $74 billion.
“If something’s important enough, you should try. Even if – the probable outcome is failure.”
“Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.”
SECTOR/SOURCE OF WEALTH
Tesla, Cryptocurrency, SpaceX
BS. Economics & BA. Physics, University of Pennsylvania
Playing video games, partying, baking cookies
South African, Canadian, American
ELON MUSK’S NET WORTH (2021)
$166.2 BILLION US DOLLARS (Forbes)
SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES
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As reported on Gadgets 360, “Elon Musk is known for his witty responses on social media platforms. From indulging in self-deprecating humour to replying with an eggplant emoji to a tweet, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has made us all laugh time and again. Earlier, not many even believed in his worldview or business acumen until he sent his Tesla Roadster into space in his powerful Falcon Heavy rocket on its debut flight in February 2018. Since then, his red car, “driven” by a spacesuit-wearing Starman, is moving around in a spatial orbit in a testament to the billionaire entrepreneur’s unambiguous genius and his indifference to hazards and the world’s perception of him.
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So, when Musk says something, everyone pays attention — be it about cryptocurrency or colonising the Moon. A Twitter user appeared to suggest that many tech companies were either manufacturing or were in the process of manufacturing electric cars – from Apple to Xiaomi, LG to Sony, and Huawei to, of course, Tesla.
Musk replied, “Prototypes are easy, production is hard.”