Elon Musk vs Jeff Bezos

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Jeff Bezos’s profile picture
CEO and Chairman, Tesla
CEO and Founder, Amazon.com
$20.55 Billion
Net worth 2018
$127.26 Billion
Automotive
Industry
Technology
Pretoria
Residence
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S
United States
Country
United States
28/06/1971
BirthDay
12/01/1964
1.88 m
Height
1.71 m
5
Children
4
Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Pennsylvania
Education
Bachelor of Arts / Science, Princeton University
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2040

In Ashlee Vance's biography, Musk stated that he wants to establish a Mars colony by 2040, with a population of 80,000

2018

Astronaut transport to the ISS is currently handled solely by the Soyuz, but SpaceX is one of two companies awarded a contract by NASA as part of the Commercial Crew Development program, which is intended to develop a US astronaut transport capability by 2018

2017

"In November 2017, Musk appeared as himself in the Season 1, Episode 6, episode of The Big Bang Theory spin-off prequel series Young Sheldon

2016

The successful first landing of a SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage on April 8, 2016, is shown being covered by CNN

2015

Musk was featured in the 2015 environmental documentary Racing Extinction, in which a custom Tesla Model S was designed to help project images of critically endangered species onto public buildings, including the Empire State Building and the Vatican

2014

Also in 2014, he was satirized in the South Park episode "Handicar"

2012

In January 2012, Musk announced that he had ended his four-year relationship with Riley, tweeting to Riley, "It was an amazing four years

2011

In July 2011, the Musk Foundation donated US$250,000 towards a solar power project in Sōma, Japan, a city that had been recently devastated by tsunami

2010

In Iron Man 2 (2010), he met Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr

2008

In 2008, Musk began dating English actress Talulah Riley, and in 2010, the couple married

2006

Musk provided the initial concept and financial capital for SolarCity, which was then co-founded in 2006 by his cousins Lyndon and Peter Rive

2005

In the 2005 film Thank You for Smoking, Musk had a cameo as the pilot of his own plane, opening the door for the Captain (Robert Duvall) and escorting Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart) aboard

2004

They later had five sons through in vitro fertilization – twins in 2004, followed by triplets in 2006

2003

(originally Tesla Motors) was incorporated in July 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, who financed the company until the Series A round of funding

2002

" The report further noted that "Musk himself has donated roughly US$725,000 to various campaigns since 2002

2001

In October 2001, Musk travelled to Moscow with Jim Cantrell (an aerospace supplies fixer), and Adeo Ressi (his best friend from college), to buy refurbished Dnepr Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that could send the envisioned payloads into space

1995

In 1995, Musk and his brother, Kimbal, started Zip2, a web software company, with money raised from a small group of angel investors

1994

The 1994 model Dassault Falcon 900 aircraft used in the 2005 film Thank You for Smoking is registered to Musk (N900SX), and Musk had a cameo as the pilot of his plane, opening the door for Robert Duvall and escorting Aaron Eckhart aboard

1992

com domain name from Stu Grossman, who had owned it since 1992, and changed Tesla's homepage to that domain

1989

This is followed by a scene where Musk is shown alone in his office reading the notebook that young Sheldon mailed NASA in 1989 (a scene shown earlier in the episode) containing calculations detailing how this feat could be accomplished

1980

After his parents divorced in 1980, Musk lived mostly with his father in the suburbs of Pretoria, which Musk chose two years after his parents split up, but now says was "not a good idea

1972

He has a younger brother, Kimbal (born 1972), and a younger sister, Tosca (born 1974)

1971

Musk was born on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa, the son of Maye Musk (née Haldeman), a model and dietician from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Errol Musk, a South African electromechanical engineer, pilot, and sailor

1953

9 billion, and is listed by Forbes as the 53rd richest person in the world

20

" Musk believes outright that there "would not be democracy in the world if not for the United States", arguing there were "three separate occasions in the 20th-century where democracy would have fallen with World War I, World War II and the Cold War, if not for the United States

2018

According to Forbes, Bezos was listed in January 2018 as the wealthiest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$108

2017

As of October 2017, Bezos has been the wealthiest person in the world according to Forbes, surpassing Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates

2016

Bezos criticized Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election

2015

He has also figured in Fortune's list of 50 great leaders of the world for three straight years, topping the list in 2015

2014

In May 2014, Bezos was named World's Worst Boss by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), at their World Congress

2013

Moritz, Switzerland, and the 2013 conference in Watford, Hertfordshire, England

2011

He was a member of the Executive Committee of The Business Council for 2011 and 2012

2009

Nonprofit projects funded by Bezos Expeditions include:The foundation gave $10 million in 2009 and $20 million in 2010 to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

2008

Bezos was awarded an honorary doctorate in Science and Technology from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008

2006

" The company was kept secret for a few years; it became publicly known only in 2006 when it purchased a sizable aggregation of land in west Texas for a launch and test facility

2000

In 2000, Bezos founded Blue Origin, a human spaceflight startup company, partially as a result of his fascination with space travel, including an early interest in developing "space hotels, amusement parks, colonies and small cities for 2 million or 3 million people orbiting the Earth

1999

He was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 1999

1998

Bezos was one of the first shareholders in Google, when he invested $250,000 in 1998

1994

com in 1994 after making a cross-country drive from New York to Seattle, writing up the Amazon business plan on the way

1986

In 1986, Bezos graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical engineering and computer science

1982

While in high school, he attended the Student Science Training Program at the University of Florida, receiving a Silver Knight Award in 1982

1970

In 1970, DARPA's engineers created a model for a communications network for the military that could still function even if a nuclear attack demolished conventional lines of communication: ARPAnet, was the foundation of what would eventually become the Internet

1968

In April 1968 (when Jeff was 4), she married her second husband, Miguel "Mike" Bezos, a Cuban who immigrated alone to the United States when he was 15 years old

1964

Jeffrey Preston Bezos (/ˈbeɪzoʊs/; né Jorgensen; born January 12, 1964) is an American technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, electrical engineer, computer scientist, and philanthropist, best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon

1958

Before joining the AEC, Gise had worked for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the research and development arm of the Department of Defense that was created in 1958 as the first response by the US government to the Russian launching of Sputnik I, the first artificial Earth satellite in 1957

1946

1946) was 17 years old and still in high school at the time of his birth