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Elon Musk

CEO and Chairman, Tesla
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Net worth 2018: $20.55 Billion
Industry: Automotive
Residence: Pretoria
Country: United States
BirthDay: 28 June 1971
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.88 m
Children: 5
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Pennsylvania
BIOGRAPHY

Elon Musk was bornon 28 June 1971 in Pretoria, United States, is CEO and Chairman, Tesla. Elon Musk is #53 in List Billionaires People In The World. Elon Musk is revolutionizing transportation both on earth and in space. Tesla Motors, his auto manufacturer, is bringing fully-electric vehicles to the mass market. Its Model 3 car retails for a starting price of $35,000. SpaceX, Musk's rocket company, is now valued at more than $20 billion. He grew up in South Africa, then immigrated to Canada at age 17. He landed in the US as a transfer student at the University of Pennsylvania. Musk was a cofounder of Paypal; he scored a huge payday when the business was acquired by eBay for $1.4 billion in 2002.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2012

$2.4 Billion

2013

$6.7 Billion

2014

$10.3 Billion

2015

$13.3 Billion

2016

$11.6 Billion

2017

$13.9 Billion

2018

$20.55 Billion

I operate on the physics approach to analysis. You boil things down to the first principles or fundamental truths in a particular area and then you reason up from there.

Elon Musk
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

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