Elon Musk is the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla Motors , and SolarCity . He was born on June 28, 1971. He grew up in South Africa. Elon attended college at the University of Pennsylvania, where Elon studied both physics and economics. He graduated from college in 1995 with degrees in both subjects.
Elon Musk Work History
Elon worked for an internet company known as Zip2 Corporation. He eventually grew dissatisfied with the job and left to co-found a company of his own called X.com . It was an online bank that Elon soon sold to Compaq Computers for $340 million in cash and 34 million shares of stock options. Elon became worth $200 million following the sale of X.com . He had already begun thinking about his next business venture, this time, Elon decided he would invest in a company called PayPal.
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Elon Musk served as CEO of PayPal until its sale to eBay in October 2002. He was then worth $1.5 billion, and he still had some money left over from the sale of X.com. He decided to invest some of his money into a new startup. Elon wanted to start a business that would build and sell electric cars . He founded Tesla Motors and served as CEO of the company until 2008. Elon still retained shares of Tesla Motors and became a billionaire when Tesla Motors stock began to rise in 2009. He is currently worth $2.7 billion.
Elon Musk then founded SpaceX, another startup that Elon wanted to go into that would be involved with building and launching rockets into space (NASA). Elon Musk has also helped create SolarCity, which he believes will help save the planet by producing vast amounts of clean energy using electric power generated through solar panels. He serves as Chairman of SolarCity and holds a 34% stake in the company. Elon Musk continues to shape the world through his businesses. He has committed to making the world a better place by significantly reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Elon also wants to help bring humankind to Mars to start exploring space. Elon Musk is one of the most important inventors, business leaders, and science philanthropists in history.
Elon’s companies have been able to change our world in various ways. He is still attempting to invent new things that will benefit the planet as he continues Elon’s journey around Mars. Elon Musk is now worth an estimated $12 billion.