What do you like the most about the Tesla founder? Is it his ability to persevere against all odds? Or is it his intent to bring in new innovations – innovations others can only dream of? There is a lot to love about this man and we will only take a look at few of them.
The Top Things That Define Elon Musk
You know him for Tesla and Spacex, Elon Musk is what every entrepreneur dreams to be. Born in South Africa in 1971, his creative technical skills became noticed when he was merely 13. He designed a video game “blaster” at a very young age and at a time when computer technology was not so much easy.
So, before you get swayed away by his extraordinary skills, here are the few facts about him that will make you believe that he is a super-human.
He is the co-founder of PayPal: this digital online payment platform was originally called X.com and was established by Elon Musk in 1999. Think of the futuristic vision at a time when people were getting just comfortable with the concept of using the internet. This platform was later acquired by eBay.com.
Tesla sports car: Tesla sports cars are what made Musk an established player. He is the co-founder of this firm that manufactures electric sports cars. At a time when other companies were repeatedly facing issues with designing electric cars, Musk proved his competency by successfully manufacturing an electric sports car.
SpaceX: If you think that space explorations are limited to government agencies, then you are wrong. Musk also founded SpaceX, a company that works on space technologies. It primarily works on upgrading rocket technologies with the aim of making human settlement on other extra-terrestrial places. He established this company by going against everyone’s wishes.
With no investors, he invested his personal money into the company and they surely bore fruit. He is the one credited with reducing the cost of space explorations by about an impressive 90%. NASA has made a contract with SpaceX for resupplying to the space stations.
This has reduced the demand for space shuttles. It might seem a fantasy to you but Musk aspires to make space tourism a reality. And going by the facts and figures of his career, it would be no wonder that it turns out to be a reality.
A sci-fi fan: this should not come as a surprise. Musk is a great fan of sci-fi movies and novels. He has even named his one son Xavier after Professor Xavier in X-men. He owns the Wet Nellie, the submarine car that features in a James Bond film. He has also introduced the idea of hyper-loop as a faster means of transport in 2013.
Personal life: He has been married three times. Once to the Canadian author Justine Wilson and twice to British actress Talulah Riley. He has five sons.
He is a true overcomer.