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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Elon Musk Biography

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

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Reuters
September 23, 2020
the Guardian
Tesla CEO acknowledged the design and manufacturing process of the new cells, which he says will be half as expensive, is not complete
Maddie Stone
September 21, 2020
Grist
Elon Musk said in July that he would give a big contract to anyone mining the EV battery mineral in an environmentally sensitive way.
BBC News
September 3, 2020
BBC News
The firm said tweets were sent from an account linked to the prime minister asking for donations.
Tanya Lewis
September 2, 2020
Scientific American
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Mark Sweney
September 1, 2020
the Guardian
The move comes a day after Tesla completed a 5-for-1 stock split that led to co-founder Elon Musk overtaking Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg as the world's third-richest person. Photograph: John Raoux/AP
Nils Pratley
September 1, 2020
the Guardian
Elon Musk produced a twist on Tuesday with the announcement Tesla would issue new shares to raise $5bn for 'general corporate purposes'. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters
Shira Ovide
September 1, 2020
www.nytimes.com
We need tech optimists to shoot for the moon. But we also need those looking for problems.
CNN
September 1, 2020
CTVNews
Elon Musk's net worth is now US$115 billion, pushing him past Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg into third place on the list of the world's richest people.
Arwa Mahdawi
September 1, 2020
the Guardian
Attention-seeker ... Elon Musk in March 2019. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images
August 29, 2020
the Guardian
Describing the implant as 'a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires', Musk said the pig was 'happy and healthy' two months after initially having it fitted
John Timmer
August 29, 2020
Ars Technica
They're in pigs already, and the company is planning for human testing.
August 29, 2020
Geekologie
In addition to Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk is also running Neuralink, a company working on developing high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces. In layman's terms, he's making a device that implants into the brain to theoretically help with things like...
BBC News
August 29, 2020
BBC News
Gertrude the pig is a prototype of a brain-to-machine interface.
Ashlee Vance | Bloomberg
August 29, 2020
@bsindia
Elon Musk spoke enthusiastically about the potential for the technology to address brain injuries and other disorders
Sky
August 29, 2020
Sky News
The billionaire entrepreneur says the three pigs with implants are "healthy, happy and indistinguishable from a normal pig".
Leah Crane
August 29, 2020
New Scientist
A pig named Gertrude demonstrated a working Neuralink brain implant for the first time, and Elon Musk says the next step is to move into human trials soon
Devon Pendleton | Bloomberg
August 29, 2020
@bsindia
This week marked just the latest boon for the personal fortunes of the richest of the rich, whose red-hot growth has been largely driven by surging markets, particularly for tech shares
Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco and agency
August 29, 2020
the Guardian
Billionare entrepreneur presented animal during a livestream event to recruit workers for his neuroscience startup
Darrell Etherington
August 28, 2020
TechCrunch
Elon Musk -founded Neuralink has made headlines over the past many years around it efforts to develop a new kind of interface between the human brain and computing devices. On Friday, the company provided a demo of the technology, and Musk kicked off the demo by saying that the purpose of the entire presentation was [...]
Darrell Etherington
August 28, 2020
TechCrunch
While the science was front-and-center in Elon Musk's presentation about Neuralink, his human brain computer inference company, the surgical robot the company debuted made a splash of its own. The rounded polycarbonate sci-fi design of the brain surgeon bot looks like something out of the Portal franchise, but it's actually the creation of Vancouver-based industrial [...]
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