Elon Reeve Musk (born June 28, 1971) is philanthropist, businessman, inventor, engineer, investor .Yep he is a real life Tony Stark .
He is South African-born Canadian-American business tycoon who focuses and encourages better future .
He is the co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors;
founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX;
co-founder and chairman ofSolarCity,
co-chairman of OpenAI;
co-founder of Zip2;
and founder of X.com which merged with PayPal of Confinity.
As of June 2016, he has an estimated net worth of US$12.7 billion, making him the 83rd wealthiest person in the world.
His vision is to prepare the world for future and that includes tackling global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption, and reducing the “risk of human extinction” by “making life multiplanetary” by setting up a human colony on Mars.
Early life .
Musk was born June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa ,At age 10, he developed an interest in computing with the Commodore VIC-20.At age 12 he has already learned computer programming and developed and sold a game called ” Blastar ” built on BASIC language for around $500 . A web version of the game is available here .
Degrees he have :
Bachelor of Science degree in physics .
Bachelor of Science degree in economics.
PhD in applied physics and materials science.
Forget the Studies Lets see what he has acheived :
Founded by Musk and his younger brother in 1995 is a software based comapnies that manufactures adn marketed the online city guide to newspapaer industry .Although Musk started this company but was never allowed to become CEo of it by the board members .Finally company was aquired by the Compaq in 1999 .
X.com and PayPal
Same year in 1999 Must co-founded a new company called X.com ,another internet based company .X.com then acquired a company named “Confinity” which has a service to transfer online payments called PAYPAL .Musk aand his company then focused solely on Paypal .
In 2002 again, driven by his Future vison and his love for technology founded “Space Exploration Technologies” (Space X) .
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.
AS of June 2016 Tesla motors has sold nearly 140,000 Tesla Rodster cars wordlwide .
Musk is the largest shareholder of the Solarcity .Again here he shows his passion about technology and better future .He also announced solarcity will be collaborating with Tesla motors which will make sure that we do not reside on fossil fuels anymore .
OpenAI is a open source project based non-profitartificial intelligence research company to make intelligence a reality in such a way that it benifits humans as a whole .
It is backed by companies like Amazon web services,Infosys and Y Research .