Elon Musk, a man with great talent. His life is full of surprises, with his new idea he always proved himself the best with every time he started something new. He made solar energy affordable for the people with the help of his company solar city. His work on electric cars with his company Tesla motors and changed the vision of space travel adventures into reality through SpaceX. All his companies have given immense benefit to the world and have also got a bright future. His mission is to change this world to better and is the most daring entrepreneur on this planet. His understanding and thinking power are very high through which he has helped and solved many problems.
Bio And Early Age Of Elon Musk:
His full name Elon Reeve Musk and was born in 1971 in South Africa. His childhood was a bit rough and full of struggles like as many famous people of the world. He was the hardest worker in the room always and his dedication and commitment showed you can touch the skies. In his early age, he started learning computer programming and later sold his program by the age of 12. He created a space game called Blaster and sold it out for $500.
He left home at the age of 17 and decided to move to the US and live there rather than serving the Army in South Africa. He knew early that he has got many abilities which would help the world and make it better. So he wanted to live in the US as he knew he has a bright future in the US. After completing his undergraduate degree he moved to California to pursue Ph.D. in Energy Physics at Stanford University but going college did not work for him well so he left college only after 2 years.
Elon Musk Companies :
Elon musk wanted to start a software company with his brother which could help him more to achieve his dream, so he became a part of the internet. He named this software company as Zip2, funded by his father with $28,000. Thiscpmay Zip2 was based on advertising and publishing and soon he got the big contract from The New York Times and Chicago Tribune but that time things around were not going well with Elon Musk as he wanted to be the CEO if the company and the board sold the company to Compaq for $307 Million along with $34 Million in stock options. Elon musk got 7% valuing upto $22 million.
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Paypal And X.com:
The next step for Elon musk was to start an online banking company as X.com using $10 million from the sale of Zip2. This online baking company X.com started a service of Paypal and with his more hardwork, it soon became one of the most important parts of X.com so that they renamed X.com with Paypal. Later the PayPal became payment gateway to the millions of users in few months. And this company was sold out to eBay, Elon Musk got an amount of $165 Million for his 11.7% stake in Paypal.
One of the greatest mission Elon Musk wanted to start known as SpaceX which was started in 2002 and he invested $100 million. Elon Musk made his vision to land on Mars with this bold and great step known as SpaceX. And soon after that NASA gave SpaceX a contract to develop Falcon 9 rocket in 2006 which was followed up with a $1.6 Billion contract in 2008.
Tesla Motors is all about electric cars which Elon Musk started in 2008 and became the CEO of this company. Telsa Motors sold more than 3000 vehicles of its first car in more than 30 countries, and for Tesla, it became a huge success with its unique design and great features.
SolarCity was Elon Musk’s another plan with his cousins. He is still the largest stakeholder in this company. This company is all about developing solar power station and solar plants with its association with Tesla Motors.
There had been a time when Elon Musk started facing crisis and time was not in his favor. But with his passion towards a dream, he invested money from his pocket so companies keep running and after some suffering thing started getting well and got back with a bang and is still influencing people and entrepreneurs globally with his different ideas, plans, and other strategies.