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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

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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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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Livemint
September 25, 2021
mint
Musk said that the pair, who began dating in May 2018, remain on good terms and are co-parenting their one-year old son
USA TODAY
September 23, 2021
USA TODAY
Private craft SpaceX completed a historic mission with the first all-civilian flight crew. Every successful mission has its bumps. Or toilet trouble.
Dennis Overbye
September 21, 2021
www.nytimes.com
One thing's for sure: Escaping the dung heap doesn't come cheap.
Richard Luscombe in Miami and agencies
September 19, 2021
the Guardian
Four-person crew asked for the public's help in reaching fundraising target of $200m for the children's charity St Jude
By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer
September 19, 2021
Chron
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Four space tourists safely ended their trailblazing trip to...
BBC News
September 18, 2021
BBC News
The four amateur astronauts landed safely in the Atlantic Ocean after three days orbiting Earth.
Connie Loizos
September 18, 2021
TechCrunch
If ever there was a time when working at the Securities and Exchange Commission was a dull affair, that's no longer true. The federal agency that's responsible for protecting investors and maintaining fair and orderly functioning of our securities markets is busier than ever, thanks to the rise of SPACs, cryptocurrencies and new rules around [...]
AP
September 15, 2021
HuffPost
For the first time in 60 years of human spaceflight, no professional astronaut will be aboard the orbit-bound rocket.
MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer
September 15, 2021
ABC News
SpaceX is on the verge of blasting a billionaire into orbit with his two contest winners and a health care worker who survived childhood cancer
Pip Murrison
September 13, 2021
Express.co.uk
ELON MUSK has received a lot of attention recently over his social media comments which have caused ripples in the crypto market. But just how influential is Elon Musk on the crypto market?
Eric Berger
September 13, 2021
Ars Technica
"I already set the teakettle on heat."
Connie Loizos
September 11, 2021
TechCrunch
Last weekend, a reader wrote to this editor, politely asking why tech companies should speak up about the abortion law that Texas passed last week. "What does American Airlines have to do with abortion?" said the reader, suggesting that companies can't possibly cater to both pro-abortion and anti-abortion advocates and that asking them to take [...]
Andrew Maynard
September 9, 2021
HowStuffWorks
Elon Musk's Tesla Bot raises serious concerns, but probably not the ones you think.
Dianna Wray
September 5, 2021
the Guardian
The site in Boca Chica, south Texas is surrounded by protected lands that host a huge range of local wildlife including turtles and hundreds of bird species
IANS
September 2, 2021
@bsindia
Tech billionaire Elon Musk has stated on Twitter that his aerospace company SpaceX could launch satellite-based internet service Starlink in India soon
Van Badham
August 31, 2021
the Guardian
It is time to evaluate how much transformational control we give billionaires over our societies, and our lives
August 30, 2021
The Economic Times
The Twitter handle also shared a short video of Elon Musk from a conference in which someone had asked Musk about the existence of aliens and captioned it as "Is Elon Musk an alien?" "Of Course," Musk replied. This is not the first time that Musk has spoken about aliens.
Kirsten Korosec
August 30, 2021
TechCrunch
Less than two weeks after its official launch, The Boring Company's Loop system in Las Vegas had its first security breach. On June 21, the morning of the final day of the International Beauty Show, an "unauthorized vehicle" joined the system's fleet of Tesla taxis underground, emails between the Loop's operations manager and a Clark [...]
Douglas Coupland
August 29, 2021
the Guardian
He's the Silicon Valley Übermensch who wants us to colonise Mars and who can wipe out billions of dollars with a single tweet. So what's not to love?
Eric Berger
August 25, 2021
Ars Technica
"Let me know if there's anything else you need--we are here to serve!"
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