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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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By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
March 23, 2020
Mail Online
OneWeb launched its latest traunch of communication satellites into orbit from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Saturday March 21 at 17:06 GMT.
Julia Carrie Wong in Oakland
March 20, 2020
the Guardian
Elon Musk's response to the coronavirus pandemic has drawn substantial criticism in recent weeks. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters
Jonathan M. Gitlin
March 19, 2020
Ars Technica
However, the billionaire downplayed the seriousness of COVID-19.
Nick Statt
March 13, 2020
The Verge
Elon Musk sent a memo to SpaceX employees on Friday underplaying the dangers of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, which is now considered a pandemic.
Tom Hals
March 13, 2020
U.S.
Elon Musk is expected to defend a $2.2 billion deal in court next week criticized by shareholders as benefiting Musk at the expense of Tesla Inc , and the outcome may depend as much on the chief executive's temperament as on the facts of the case.
Mike Wall
March 12, 2020
Space.com
SpaceX built its first few Starship prototypes out of a stainless-steel alloy known as 301. But aerospace engineers have been using that particular metallic blend since the middle of the last century, and it's time for a change, Elon Musk said.
Jon Brodkin
March 10, 2020
Ars Technica
Musk: Starlink great in rural areas but won't have enough bandwidth in big cities.
By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
March 10, 2020
Mail Online
Elon Musk admitted he is unsure SpaceX will make it to Mars before he dies, citing the firm's lack of progress. Musk explained it has taken '18 years just to get ready to do the first people in orbit.'
Lauren Aratani
March 10, 2020
the Guardian
Elon Musk speaks at the Satellite conference in Washington DC, on 9 March. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP
AFP
March 10, 2020
CTVNews
SpaceX founder Elon Musk on Monday dismissed scientists' concerns that his company's Starlink constellation of internet satellites would obscure the view of the night sky, predicting the network "will not cause any impact whatsoever in astronomical discoveries."
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
March 6, 2020
Mail Online
Operating via the Hornsdale Power Reserve in South Australia, the battery has helped to restore stability to the network and lower the costs of running the power grid, according to reports.
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
March 5, 2020
Mail Online
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) study examined the impact satellites from the likes of Amazon, SpaceX and OneWeb would have on astronomy.
Eric Berger
March 5, 2020
Ars Technica
"I think we need, probably, on the order of 1,000 ships."
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline James Pero For Dailymail.com
March 4, 2020
Mail Online
The $117 million (£93 million) mission will launch on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket in July 2022 from Cape Canaveral in Florida and head for Psyche 16 which orbits between Jupiter and Mars.
Jonathan Shieber
February 28, 2020
TechCrunch
In a wide ranging discussion at the Air Warfare Symposium held by the U.S. Air Force, Elon Musk touched on some old and new themes, but one highlight of the discussion was the small window into hiring and firing practices at SpaceX -- arguably one of the world's most demanding engineering companies. The company prides [...]
Eric Berger
February 28, 2020
Ars Technica
"It's pretty exhaustive. You gotta do that."
Steve Gorman
February 26, 2020
U.S.
SpaceX, the private rocket company of high tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, won final approval on Tuesday to build a research and manufacturing plant for its deep-space Starship project on a tract of vacant land at the Port of Los Angeles.
Avery Hartmans
February 21, 2020
Business Insider
Grimes said she wants a "humanoid vessel" to go to Mars and other planets with her mind inside of it.
Reuters Editorial
February 21, 2020
U.S.
Elon Musk's SpaceX is looking to raise about $250 million, taking the private rocket company's valuation to about $36 billion, CNBC reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the financing.
Sky
February 19, 2020
Sky News
The Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft will be used to take humans into space on a commercial basis.
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