Elon Reeve Musk is an entrepreneur. He is the founder, CEO & Chief Engineer of Space X and Tesla. He is also the founder of the Boring Company & co-founder of Neuralink, OpenAL & X.com. He has a total worth of around the US $273 billion currently and with this he is the richest person in the world according to the Forbes real-time billionaire list. He is also the President of the Musk foundation. The Boring Company is now part of PayPal.
Elon Musk’s full name is Elon Reeve Musk. He was born on 28th June 1971 in Pretoria in South Africa. His fathers were Maye Musk and his mother was Erolle Musk. His father was a South African while his mother was a Canadian. His sister’s name is Tosco Musk and his brother is Kimbal Musk. His mother was a model in Canada. His father was an electrochemical engineer, pilot, sailor, and property developer. When Musk was a child, Doctors removed his adenoids as there is a chance that Elon can be deaf. Elon Musk once said, “We had so much money at times that we couldn’t even close our safe.”
His parents divorced in 1980. Must live with his father in Pretoria. When Musk was 10 years old he had an interest in video games and computers. He learn Computer programming when he was 12 and created a video game l. He wanted to reach US so he applied for a Canadian passport so that he can reach the U.S. from there. At the age of 17, he went to Canada in 1989. He did pastime jobs there. And after two years, he joined the University of Pennsylvania and completed his graduation in 1995 in Physics and Economics. He started doing P.hd at Stanford University in California But he dropped out of Stanford University after two days. And decided to launch an Internet startup from here his business career started.
After shifting to California in 1995, he decided to start his business career and started a software company named Zip2 with his brother Kimbal. In this year he also founded X.com which in 2002 became a part of PayPal. It’s an online financial service. In 2002, Musk founded Space X. Its is an aerospace manufacturers and space transport services company and he is the CEO of Space X.
In 2004, he became part of Tesla motors by investing huge money.
In 2015, Je co-founded OpenAL.
In 2016, he co-founded Neuralink. It is a neurotechnology company that focuses on the development of brain computing interfaces. Musk also founded The Boring Company. It is a tunnel construction company.
In 2001, he was involved with the Mars society and was inspired by the project which was based on growing plants on Mars. And he decided to fund the project. He then went to Moscow with Jim and Mike Griffin to purchase Intercontinental ballistic Missiles by which he can send greenhouse payload in Space. But Moscow company disagree with his decision and they have to return empty-handed.
After all this. Musk decided to start a Space company that can build rockets. So he founded Space exploration technologies corporation traded as Space X in May 2002. He is the Chief Engineer of Space X. The first launch of Space X was in 2006. The rocket failed to reach orbit but still, it was a good attempt so the company was awarded the Commercial orbital transportation services program.
After two years, Space X made its first successful launch in 2008 and it became the first private liquid-fuel rocket company. In 2015, the company started developing Starlink satellites to form satellite internet access. Astronomers criticized the company saying that Starlink satellites are blocking the sky view and it can be a danger to space. But Musk rejected the criticism and said that there is no impact on space by his Starlink satellites. In 2020, Space X sent the first crew flight into space, and then it became the first private company to send a person into orbit.
Tesla was originally founded in 2003 by Martin and Mark Tarpenning. Musk joined Tesla in 2004 by investing $6.5 million and he became the chairman of the Board of directors of Tesla. Tesla first built a sports car in 2008. Car’s name was Roadster. This car has a lithium-ion battery. And it has a good sale. And it’s the first car with a lithium-ion battery. Tesla keep rising significantly and became the most valuable car sales in 2020.
Criticism of Musk:
From time to time he gave many controversial statements about unscientific stances and was criticized by the people and astronomers. In 2018 he falsely tweet about securing funding for a private takeover of Tesla. So he filed a case with the U.S. Securities and exchange commission ( SEC). Later he settled with SEC and agree not to tweet such statements again.
Ha has also been criticized for spreading wrong information about the COVID- 19 pandemic.