Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Engineer, entrepreneur, inventor, investor, billionaire
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Short biography

Elon Reeve Musk is an American engineer, inventor, and billionaire.

Brief Biography

Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa on June 28th, 1971.

He began programming at the age of ten. At twelve years old Elon Musk has developed and sold his first computer game - 2D-shooter "Blastar", created on the basis of the cult arcade "Space Invaders". For this program, Musk received five hundred dollars.

Subsequently, Elon Musk began playing on the stock exchange, dealing in pharmaceutical stocks. With this money he paid for moving to Canada and studying at Stanford University.

However, before long, Ilon abandoned his studies at Stanford in order to engage in entrepreneurship.

Ilon Musk's companies.

  • Zip2. Ilon Musk's first company. The company was founded in 1996 and was engaged in the development of software for online news media resources. Was sold in 1999, which brought Ilon Musk twenty million dollars.

  • PayPal. The first major success of Ilon Musk. The company was formed in 2000, by merging X.com and Confinity. Very soon PayPal has become the largest and the most popular electronic payment system in the world. In 2002 the company was sold to eBay corporation which had added to the personal capital of Ilon Musk 180 million dollars.

  • SpaceX. The most public and famous project of Ilon Musk. The first successful and profitable commercial space agency, SpaceX was created in 2002. Despite the failures of the first launches SpaceX has managed to enter into space and in 2008 signed the first contracts with NASA. The main product of the company: a range of carrier rockets Falcon (the most famous: "Falcon 9" and "Falcon Heavy"). SpaceX key objectives: fully reusable launch vehicles that return to Earth after the flight, in the long term - commercial flights to the Moon and the colonization of Mars.

  • Tesla. Founded, among others, by Ilon Musk in 2003, the company develops and sells private electric cars. Tesla offers a cheap, mass-market, quality product, designed for the general consumer. In addition, Tesla cars are known for their autopilot, one of the best to date. Elon Musk himself is the main developer and "generator of ideas" at Tesla .

  • The Boring Company. Elon Musk founded this company in 2016 for the development, construction and laying of the system of "automobile subway" - underground tunnels for the high-speed movement of cars. However, to the general public the company is more remembered thanks to the sale of "Ilon Musk flamethrowers".

  • Neuralink. A neurotechnology company founded by Ilon Musk in 2016. The company plans to develop neural implants.

Personal life

Ilon Musk has been married three times. His first wife: Justine Wilson, with her the billionaire lived from 2000 to 2008. The second wife of Ilon Musk - British film actress Talula Riley. Musk married her in 2010, and divorced her in 2012 to marry her again in 2013. However, three years later, in 2016, the couple finally divorced.

From his first wife, Justine, Ilon Musk has five children.

Fame in the network

A number of popular online memes are associated with Ilon Musk.

  • Twitter Ilon Musk. Ilon Musk keeps his Twitter page on his own, regularly communicating with users and responding to comments. In addition, from time to time Musk starts a wave of another flash mob on his page, attracting the attention of readers.

  • Ilon Musk's Flamethrower. After the customs services of some countries returned packages with flamethrowers manufactured by The Boring Company because of the inscription "flamethrower" on the packaging, Elon Musk announced in his Twitter that from now on all packaging, labels, advertising space and the official website, this product will be called "absolutely-not-flamethrower". And he kept his promise.

  • How's that for you, Elon Musk? A series of posts on social networks with photos of various ridiculous inventions from Russia. The meme appeared after the successful launch of Ilon Musk'sFalcon Heavy rocket, which launched theTesla car into space.

  • Ilon Musk and marijuana. In 2018, Ilon Musk smoked a mixture of tobacco and marijuana on a live show by American comedian Joe Rogan. A shot of Musk's face in a cloud of dope smoke immediately became popular online and was used as a template for various "photojabs."

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Elon Musk became a father for the 12th time, but concealed this event: journalists learned the details and the name of mother

Elon Musk became a father for the 12th time, but concealed this event: journalists learned the details and the name of mother

This is not the first time the billionaire has avoided questions about his family