Elon musk Biography and net worth


Who is Elon musk?

Elon musk is a famous entrepreneur or a businessman who introduced X.com in 1999 that later become PayPal. He also introduced SpaceX in 2002 and Tesla motors in 2003. Elon musk became so rich and popular when he sold his company Zip2 to Compaq computersElon musk was in the news when he launched a rocket. It was the first commercial vehicle to the international space station. He also purchased a solar city in 2016 and this deal proved him so smart amongst his competitors.

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Elon musk early life:

Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa on June 28, 1971. He was so intelligent and lost child in his daydreams in fact parents took him to the doctors to checkup his hearings. At his 10th age after his parent's separation, he took much interest in computers and learn how to do programming he first sold his software (a game named blaster) when he was just 12. At his 15 age, he learned how to defend himself by Karate and wrestling.

 

Family and Education:

Maye musk, his mother was a Canadian model she did 5 jobs at a time just to support her family. Musk’s father Errol musk is a rich engineer in South Africa; He has a brother Kimbal and a sister Tosca. His parents divorced when he was just 10 years old.

Elon Musk attended Queen’s University in Canada at the age of 17. He got Canadian citizenship to get American citizenship easily that way. Elon musk left Canada in 1992 and started studying business and physics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Elon musk headed to the Stanford University of California to get a Ph.D. degree in Energy physics. He launched his first company Zip2 Corporation in 1995. Musk got American citizenship in 2002.

Personal life:

Elon Musk Married twice. First, he got married to Justin Wilson in 2000. The couple had 6 children. After Their controversial divorce, Musk wed Actress Talulah Riley in 2010 but their relationship ended they divorced in2016. After both divorces Musk started dating his girlfriends one by one.

Musk started dating actress Amber Heard in 2016 when she finalized her divorce from Johnny Depp but they broke up in 2018 because of their busy schedule. In the same year, Elon musk began dating musician Grimes. She gave birth to their son On May 4, 2020.

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The startup of his business and his career:

1.            Zip2 Corporation:

It was the first-ever startup of his career and fame. He took this successful step along with his brother Kimbal. Zip2 was providing content for new websites of the New York Times and the Chicago tribune. A division of Compaq computers purchased Zip2 Corporation for $307 million in cash and $34 million in stock in 1999.

2.            PayPal:

In 1999 after selling his zip2 corporation he used the money to start up online financial services or money company X.com later known as PayPal. Both Elon Musk and his brother got their first billion when PayPal was acquired by eBay $1.5 billion in stock.

3.            SpaceX:

In 2002 Elon musk founded his 3rd company for the intention of building space crafts of commercial travel to space. In 2008 SpaceX was awarded by a project by NASA to handle cargo to the international space stations.

4.            Falcon9 rocket:

Musk made history on May 22, 2012, when SpaceX launched its first Falcon 9 rocket into space with a capsule. The vehicle carried 1000 pounds of supplies for the astronauts there. It was marked the first private company to send their spacecraft to the international space station.

5.            Tesla motors:

Musk is the CEO and product architect of Tesla motorsElon Musk founded Tesla Motors in 2003 producing affordable mass-market electric cars, Battery products, and solar roofs.

Elon Musk didn’t stop the startups of new businesses or companies. There are many more companies and businesses ahead he founded. Nobody could stop a person to travel towards success because of his struggle and responsibility to handle each hurdle on his way. Musk took the direction of his life since his childhood and took an interest in what he was in love with. His life-changing decisions made him a successful business.

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Elon Musk’s Net worth:

Elon musk has become the 5th wealthiest person in the world. He has a net worth of $76.3 billion updated in 2020.

When Elon Musk asked about believing destiny or just physics so musk replied

‘’Well, I do. Do I think that there's some sort of master intelligence architecting all of this stuff? I think probably not because then you have to say: "Where does the master intelligence come from?" So it sort of begs the question. So I think really you can explain this with the fundamental laws of physics. You know its complex phenomenon from simple elements.’’