The first commercial space flight was in the news a few weeks ago and the man responsible for it was Elon Musk. Musk is a pretty wealthy (worth around $2 billion) entrepreneur who emigrated to the US and found success. He's been involved in successful companies with SpaceX being the most recent. Elon Musk was born in South Africa and lived there until it was time for college. He figured that the opportunities for success were better and thus decided to relocate to North America. He attended Queen's University in Canada before getting a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania where he got a double major in Economics and Physics. Upon graduating, Musk decided that he wanted to get involved in the three issues, which in his opinion, would have the greatest impact on humanity: Internet, clean energy, and space. He began a graduate program at Stanford University but dropped out after just 2 days to begin his entrepreneurial ventures. The business world is difficult but Elon Musk managed to break through. The business he dropped out of Stanford to start was called Zip2 which was an online company that he later sold for over $300 million. Next, he went on to co-found X.com which later became known as PayPal. Musk was crucial in the development of PayPal and when the company was sold for $1.5 billion, he was the largest shareholder. This was his way of having an impact on the Internet. Having just been successful with 2 companies, Musk then went on to co-found Tesla motors. Tesla Motors is a car company that makes electric cars and Musk is currently the CEO. Musk wants to change the future of automobiles and make them cleaner and more efficient. This is his way of having an impact of clean energy. Now all that's left is space. In the eyes of many, commercial spaceflight is the future. Elon Musk agreed with that vision and responded by starting a company called SpaceX. Just like Musk was to make electric cars cheaper and more ubiquitous with Tesla, he want's
Elon Musk is a South African American who has created many great things. He started by co-founding PayPal the leading global payment transfer provider. The company came to be with the help of two companies, X.com created by Elon Musk and Confinity created by Peter Theil and Max Levichin. Elon was the chairman of PayPal until he sold it to eBay in 2002 for 1.5 billion.
After selling PayPal in 2002 he founded spaceX a space technology company. He has invested 100 million dollars into SpaceX. This….
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Elon Musk (2008)
Born June 28, 1971
Residence Bel Air, Los Angeles, California
Education B.S. in Economics and B.A. Physics from University of Pennsylvania
Known for co-founder of Zip2, PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors
Salary $1 
Net worth $872 million+
Title CEO and CTO of SpaceX
Chairman of SolarCity
CEO of Tesla Motors
Spouse Talulah Riley (2010-)
Justine Musk 2000–2008
The Life of Elon Musk
Elon Musk is an engineer and entrepreneur who builds and operates companies to solve environmental, social and economic challenges. He is currently the CEO and CTO of SpaceX and CEO and Chief Product Architect of Tesla Motors. He was an early investor in SpaceX, PayPal, Inc., Tesla Motors, and Zip2, and is widely considered a co-founder of each company. Musk invented the Hyperloop, a high-speed transportation system.
He was born and raised in South Africa; his mother….
Elon Musk, known for many accomplishments, Tesla and PayPal to name his biggest achievements. If he keeps going down the path he is, he’s going to be the first trillionaire ever. However success doesn’t come without hard work. As Elon Musk was a young boy he wasn’t like the others. At 10 years old, Musk was very fascinated with computers, and with the Commodore VIC-20 he taught himself to program and 2 years later created a game called Blastar, which he sold for 500 dollars. Fast forward to 1995….
from zero to sixty MPH. Elon Musk is the owner of Tesla, Solar City, and Space X. All of those companies all have one thing in common they are all trying to help the world. Tesla is trying to solve the problem of fossil fuels by being an all electric car company. Solar city is using the greatest source of energy from the sun to power your home. Space X is trying to expand the world by exploring other planets in addition to Earth. As the owner of these these companies Elon Musk is a hero because he helps….
Elon Musk, a very famous engineer and wealthy businessman, is the founder, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Inc. (LaMonica); co-founder of Zip2; and founder of X.com, which merged with Confinity and took the name PayPal (Hardy 17).
Elon Musk was born in Tshwane, a city in the South Africa, to his father who was an engineer and his mother who was a model and dietitian. After getting a personal computer at the age of ten, he designed a science-fiction-inspired….
born 28 June 1971
South African/Canadian/American business magnate, engineer, and inventor.
He is currently the CEO & CTO of SpaceX and CEO & Chief Product Architect of Tesla Motors.
Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa to a Canadian mother and a South African father.
Elon taught himself computer programming and at age 12 sold the computer code for a video game called Blastar for $500.
At the age of 12, designs a videogame called Blast Star and sells it to a computer….
After reading the biography of Elon Musk, my dreams of becoming a professional athlete faded away. Growing up, like many young boys, I aspired to be an athlete. I had no preference of what sport that would be, I just knew that I wanted to feel the sensation of scoring a game winning goal or shooting a game winning basket. I constantly dreamt about being on a large athletic stage and performing a task that would set a crowd full of fans into a frenzy. The image of a soccer player kicking a game winning….
Elon Reeve Musk is a South African-born tech-entrepreneur, capitalist, engineer, inventor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, CEO, and CTO of Space X, co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Inc., co-founder and chairman of Solar City, co-chairman of Open AI, co-founder of Zip2, and founder of X.com which merged with PayPal of Confinity. He was born in 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa. His mother was nutritionist from Canada and his father an engineer. Musk’s interest in computers led to….
The Esteemed Sailor
“Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” Elon Musk. The story takes place in the last decade of the eighteenth century. The British naval warship, the Bellipotent influences the young sailor, Billy Budd, removing him from the Rights-of-Man, a merchant ship. Mr. Budd’s commanding officer, Captain Graveling, was reluctant to let one of his best men go, but had no choice but to comply with the superior ship’s demands.