Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Elon Musk is a serial entrepreneur known for creating high-tech, science fiction inspired ventures.

Elon Musk is a South African-born and Canadian American citizen entrepreneur, businessman, inventor and engineer.

He is the co-founder and CEO of SpaceX, co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc., co-chairman of OpenAI, founder and CEO of Neuralink, founder of The Boring Company, co-founder and former chairman of SolarCity, co-founder of Zip2 Corporation.

He was accepted at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, for undergraduate study in 1989. In 1992, he transferred to the University of Pennsylvania and took Bachelor of Science in Physics and Bachelor of Science in Economics from Wharton School of Business and PhD in Applied Physics and Materials Science at Stanford University in 1999.

Elon Musk left his PhD program to pursue his entrepreneurial aspirations in the field of science, technology, internet, renewable energy and outer space.

In 1998, he founded X.com, known today as PayPal with Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, Ken Howery, Luke Nosek and Yu Pan. They sold PayPal to Ebay in 2002.

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June 28, 1971

Elon Musk was born in Pretoria.

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Elon Musk Biography

The Biography.com website

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The Atlantic Meets the Pacific: Exploring the Mind of an Entrepreneur - Elon Musk & James Fallows

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IANS
July 12, 2020
@bsindia
Despite several attempts in the past to launch Tesla cars for the Indian roads, Elon Musk has yet to inaugurate a Tesla showroom in the country
By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
July 10, 2020
Mail Online
Elon Musk's The Boring Company is challenging the public to dig a 98-foot deep tunnel with a circular opening of 19.7 inches faster than a snail. The firm's machine is 14 times slower than the creature.
Sky
July 9, 2020
Sky News
Elon Musk says autonomous driving, when the cars won't even come with steering wheels or acceleration pedals, is "very close".
DNA Web Team
July 6, 2020
DNA India
Elon Musk has plans for new Tesla Gigafactory in Asia, but not in China - Tesla is looking to increase production capacities and set up more such factories around the world
Sky
July 6, 2020
Sky News
Tesla's online store briefly went offline after the shorts were launched, apparently as a puerile jibe towards short sellers.
Press Trust of India
July 5, 2020
@bsindia
The multiple Grammy winner took to social media on countrys 244th Independence Day (July 4) to share the news
By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
June 25, 2020
Mail Online
Bad weather could delay SpaceX's tenth launch of Starlink satellites into orbit. Isolated storms could bring heavy cloud cover and lightning, which would ground the Falcon 9 rocket June 26.
By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline
June 25, 2020
Mail Online
Footage has emerged of Boston Dynamics robotic dog, called Spot and released commercially last week, patrolling a SpaceX test site in the US.
June 22, 2020
News18
SpaceX had previously said that the trials for the Starlink satellites would begin within weeks.
IANS
June 22, 2020
@bsindia
The Battery Day is set to tell more about the automakers latest development in battery technology
Geoff Zochodne
June 19, 2020
Financial Post
Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX, participates in a press conference at the Kennedy Space Center on May 27, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.Saul Martinez/Getty Images files
Justin Rowlatt
June 16, 2020
BBC News
Could the least exciting bit of Elon Musk's empire end up being the most transformative?
Derick David  (@jeazous)
June 16, 2020
Medium
Starlink, of SpaceX, is a satellite constellation project being developed by Elon Musk and team to give satellite Internet go-to access for people in any part of the world. The heavenly body will...
Steven Levy
June 12, 2020
Wired
Plus: The birth of digital maps, the timeline for self-driving cars, and a recalculation of doomsday.
June 10, 2020
news.google.com
After successfully launching two NASA astronauts into space, Elon Musk has revealed SpaceX will now turn its attention to developing the next-generation spacecraft Starship to help humankind reach Mars. The spacecraft was first unveiled in September of last year, and is designed to carry astronauts and cargo 'to the moon, Mars, or anywhere else in ...
Tanvi Dhote
June 11, 2020
Republic World
Elon Musk is more than meets the eye. Apart from being a technology mogul, Musk is also active on social media. No wonder his simple tweets create headlines.
June 11, 2020
News18
Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk knows a thing or two about flying as his companies have been successful in endeavours on earth as well as in outer space.
Bloomberg
June 10, 2020
@bsindia
If Musk was looking to regain the attention of any investors whose eyes had wandered toward Nikola Corp., the market got the memo.
June 10, 2020
The Wire Science
Before space can be explored in a way that benefits all humans, existing social relations must be transformed, not extended into the stars as part of a new colonial project.
Reuters Editorial
June 10, 2020
U.S.
Tesla Inc's chief executive Elon Musk said that it is time to bring its Semi commercial truck to "volume production", as the U.S. electric vehicle maker ramps up vehicle production after a brief virus-related shutdown.
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