Businessman

Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Born:

Elon Musk, who is known as Canadian American Business Magnate, and Engineer and founder of Tesla Motors born on 28 June 1971, In Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.

Family Background:

He is the son of Errol Musk, who is a South African Electrical engineer, Pilot, and his wife Maye Musk, a Model and Dietician from Regina Canada. He has one younger brother Kimbal and one younger sister Tosca.

Personal Life:

Musk Married thrice and twice married to the same woman. first, He had married Canadian Author Justine Wilson in the year 2000. They had six children, all sons. Their first son Nevada Alexander Musk died at the age of 10 weeks. They divorced in 2008. after divorced, He began dating English Actress Talulah Riley, They got married in 2010, and divorced in 2012. In July 2013, Musk and Riley remarried. In December 2014, Musk filed second divorced from Riley and divorce finalized in 2016.

Education:

He had started his education at Waterkloof House Preparatory School and later moved to Bryanston High School. At the age of 17, he had attended the Queen’s University for undergraduate study. He had received the Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from College of Arts and Science and he had also received the Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Wharton School of Business. In 1995 at the age 24, He had moved to California and gained the Ph.D. in applied physics and materials science at Stanford University but he drops out his Ph.D.

Career:

In 1995, He quit his study to pursue his own interest in Avenue of technology. Then he started work with his brother to develop the software company named ‘Zip2’. That company provided services to the high-end newspaper clients such as ‘New York Times’, and ‘Chicago Tribune’. After the sale of Zip2, Musk had gone straight into his next venture Online financial services, X.com, which later known as Paypal. He had begun to focus on efforts exclusively on building this internet payment service. In 2002, He had invested his millions in his third company ‘SpaceX’. within some years, That company had designed the ‘Falcon’ line of space which had launches vehicle and had also designed the ‘Dragon’ line of multi-purpose spacecraft. After some years, SpaceX had received the contract from the NASA to create a Launch craft which delivers Cargo to the ‘International Space Station’. After success, Tesla Motors had been founded and Musk became a chairman of his company in 2004. Under his inspection, his company designed the ‘Roadster’. Later he became the CEO and a role he holds till today.

Unknown Facts:

  • He coded the game at the age 12 and sold it for $500.
  • Paypal Was co-founded by Elon Musk.
  • His Dream is to die on Mars instead of earth.
  • His middle name is Reeve.

Master Stroke:

  • Elon Musk had been heavily involved in the design of Tesla Motors, the first electric sports car ‘Tesla Roadster’.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 2008, He received the National Conservation Achievement.
  • In 2012, He received the Royal Aeronautical Society award.
  • In 2014, He received the World Technology award.
  • In 2015, he received the entrepreneur of the year award.
  • In 2015, He received the IEEE Honorary Membership.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Elon Musk, Focus on the impact of your dream and work hard to achieve it.

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