South African Elon Musk is one of the most recognisable people on Earth today. He manages to associate himself in various giant brands with Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity, and PayPal. The entrepreneur has his fingers in various businees and done so much well for himself.
What We Know About Elon Musk
The richest person has success to success in his life. From Tesla, SpaceX, and PayPal. He want born rich, so you probably can be the next Musk with the right attitude. The trionnaire is high up in the air and peasent like the rest of us, simply try get our hands on one of his product.
Elon Musk is
outspoken and charismatic. As a CEO, he play an important role that is rarely seen as flashy. Then again, most companies aren’t like his. Tesla is a pioneer and Elon excitment for space exploration companies like SpaceX prve that the man is a head of his time. Yet, he manages to make his imagination come true in the distant future.
There are things you likely do not know about this man. How he got to his position. His family and huge kids, including the strategies of 1% use to deal with inflation. Here are some interesting fact about Elon Musk.
Not A School Guy
Musk spend two days at Stanford. He pursue a doctorate in physics and fail to stay even a week on the campus. Well, cosider hoe sucessful he is now, collage drop – out can only dream of reaching his level of sucess. What make him is not the things that he didnt do, but the things that he did.
2006 Elon Musk helped create SolarCity, a solar energy services company. He is currently the chairman of the company. He founded the company with his cousins Peter and Lyndon Rive. In 2016 the company was bought out by Tesla for $2.6 billion and renamed Tesla Energy.
Elon Musk And His Businees Actions
If you want to like Elon businees-wise, check out his business acts. He start early and experience fail just like the rest of us. Sure, his sucess is well recognize. But, the fail is what motivate him to keep going. And that part, sometimes what people left out.
1. He Invented a Game
Did you know that Musk once created a video game when he was 12 years old. He didnt just make it, he also sold it. He created a space game, that ensure his love for the deep space. ‘Blastar,’ was worth $500 to PC and Office Technology magazine. So, it wasnt a small scale game. Moreover, he was 12.
He then continue to work on ‘Rocket Science,’ a gaming start-up. His gaming career doesnt go far. Yet, his other insoiration did. The game turns into a super car, a spaceship business, and more. So, you can say that he manages to take pieces of the game into reality.
2. First Startup was Zip2
Musk’s first business venture was Zip2. This is a newspapers with maps provider. The company also provide business directories. Musk never did anything small. Compaq bought Zip for $307 million. That pretty high for a startup.
3. Elon Musk almost sold Tesla to Google
Tesla’s progress is not always smooth. Musk once contacted Larry Page, Google CEO to buy the failing car company. Suprisingly, the two initially agreed in 2013 to sold Tesla for $6 billion. It was a bold move for Musk and a sad missed for Larry.
4. Space Exploration Technologies
The Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, is anoher great accomplisment by Musk. It was built in 2002. Musk believed humanity’s survival is deeply rooted to the ability to evolvees.
At the time, rocket launch technologies were expensive. But he refuse to let go the dream. So, Falcon 1 was launched in 2006, followed by Falcon 9 in 2010. The last accomplisment was Falcon Heavy in 2018. Yet, it is not a sign for stopping. Elon has bodly go go where commoner can olny dream off.
Going to space was not his last legecy. Musk co-founded OpenAI, a non-profit research company for artificial Intelegence. It develops systems for machine-created writing, music, coding, and almost everything. He is the reason that the world change drastically.
6. The Boring Company
It is a tunnel construction company, not as exciting as his previous business. However, it does pose some interesting facts. It reduce traffic congestion by building a network of underground tunnels. Besides, It seems boring, yet have a great impact for human lifes.
Elon Musk and Cars
The trionaire may invented Tesla, yet, he has many other cars in mind. Anything futuristic and inspirational. Musk must have something out on his mind. That is what people expected from him. You can’t talk about Musk and not mention his love for fast and unusual automotive.
James Bond Car
In 2013, Lotus Esprit for almost $1 million. The original car need fixed up to become an underwater car for the next James Bond. It was ment to operate on the “The Spy Who Loved Me.” Movie. He boldly admit the car was an inspiration for Tesla Cybertruck.
The founder of Tesla, Not
Musk’s is know for Tesla. Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning founded it. They brought Musk in along with his money. Musk invested $6.35 million in Tesla and is the company’s CEO.
That is all about Elon Musk that we can unravel for now. His various ventures have made him very, very rich. He currently is on top the list of the richest people in the world. He doesnt show any sign for slowing down. His estimated worth may fluctuated due to changes in the stock market. However, the world should never forget about a man that did so many things by using inspiration and imagination as the base.