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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.

Career

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; and co-founder of Zip2 Corporation.

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.

Education

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

Timeline

December 13, 2021
Elon Musk named Time's 'Person of the Year' for 2021
August 20, 2021
Elon Musk announces his latest mission: humanoid robots.
June 14, 2021
Musk says that his company would resume accepting Bitcoins for its electric car transaction only if the cryptocurrency is mined using renewable energy.
February 2, 2021
Elon Musk states that brain-chip startup Neuralink could test on humans this year.
February 1, 2021
Elon Musk says that Neuralink—his brain-computer-interface company—could be launching human trials by the end of 2021.
January 2021
Elon Musk announces SpaceX's plan to increase the number of flights.
July 14, 2017
Elon Musk launches the 'X.com' website he bought back from PayPal.
2017
Elon Musk launches Neuralink, with the goal of direct communication between the human brain and machines.
June 28, 1971
Elon Musk was born in Pretoria.

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People

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Further reading

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Elon Musk Biography

The Biography.com website

Elon Musk named Time's 'Person of the Year' for 2021

Reuters

Web

December 13, 2021

Elon Musk Says He Lives in a $50,000 House. He Doesn't Talk About the Austin Mansion.

Rob Copeland

Web

December 22, 2021

Who Do Young Entrepreneurs Look Up To? Elon Musk

Arielle Pardes

Web

January 13, 2022

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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

Companies

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News

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By MARCIA DUNN
November 18, 2021
AP NEWS
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX founder Elon Musk said Wednesday that his company will attempt to launch its futuristic, bullet-shaped Starship to orbit in January, but he's not betting on success for that first test flight.
By ELAINE KURTENBACH
November 10, 2021
AP NEWS
Asian shares fell Wednesday, tracking Wall Street's retreat, with Chinese benchmarks leading the decline after the government reported a surge in inflation in October.China's consumer price index, a main measure of inflation, rose 1.5% in October, up from 0.7% the month before, the National Bureau of Statistics reported.
By DAMIAN J. TROISE
November 9, 2021
AP NEWS
Stocks ended moderately lower on Tuesday, ending an eight-day winning streak for the market that had been fueled by strong company earnings and economic data.The S&P 500 index lost 16.45 points, or 0.4%, to close at 4,685.25.
Samantha Leathers
October 12, 2021
Express.co.uk
ELON MUSK sold his first computer program at age 12, and over 40 years later he is now the richest man on Earth, but how did the Tesla boss get to where he is now?
Pip Murrison
October 10, 2021
Express.co.uk
CRYPTOCURRENCIES are notoriously volatile - but why is it the case? Express.co.uk has spoken to the experts on Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, and Shiba Inu to find out.
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