Elon Musk

Elon Reeve Musk FRS ( born June 28, 1971) is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and engineer. He holds South African, Canadian, and U.S. citizenship and is the founder, CEO, and lead creator of SpaceX; co-author, CEO, and item draftsman of Tesla, Inc.; co-organizer and CEO of Neuralink; and prime supporter of PayPal. In December 2016, he was positioned 21st on the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People.

Elon Musk
Elon Musk

As of October 2018, he has a total assets of $22.8 billion and is recorded by Forbes as the 54th-most extravagant individual on the planet.

Brought up in Pretoria

Brought up in Pretoria, South Africa, Musk moved to Canada when he was 17 to attend Queen’s University. He exchanged to the University of Pennsylvania two years after the fact, where he got a financial matters degree from the Wharton School and a degree in material science from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Elon Musk
Elon Musk

He started a Ph.D. in connected physical science and material sciences at Stanford University in 1995 yet dropped out following two days to seek after an enterprising vocation.

He along these lines cofounded zip2, a web programming organization, which was obtained by Compaq for $340 million out of 1999. Musk then founded X.com, an online bank. It combined with Confinity in 2000 and soon thereafter moved toward becoming PayPal, which was purchased by eBay for $1.5 billion in October 2002.

Elon Musk
Elon Musk

In May 2002, Musk established SpaceX

In May 2002, Musk established SpaceX, an aviation maker and space transport administrations organization, of which he is CEO and lead creator. He helped support Tesla, Inc., an electric vehicle and sun powered board maker, in 2003, and turned into its CEO and item designer.

In 2006, he motivated the creation of SolarCity, a sun powered vitality administrations organization that is presently a backup of Tesla, and works as its administrator. In 2015, Musk cofounded openai, a philanthropic think-tank that intends to promote friendly man-made reasoning. In July 2016, he helped to establish Neuralink, a neurotechnology company concentrated on developing brain– PC interfaces, and is its CEO. In December 2016, Musk founded The Boring Company, a framework and passage development organization.

Elon Musk
Elon Musk

Notwithstanding his essential business interests, Musk has imagined a fast transportation framework known as the Hyperloop, and has proposed a vertical take-off and landing supersonic jet electric aircraft with electric fan drive, known as the Musk electric jet.

Musk has expressed that the objectives of SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity spin around his vision to change the world and humanity. His objectives incorporate reducing global warming through sustainable energy production and utilization, and lessening the risk of human extinction by building up a human settlement on Mars.

Early life

Early adolescence

Musk was conceived on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa,[24] the child of Maye Musk (née Haldeman), a model and dietitian from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Errol Musk, a South African electromechanical architect, pilot, and mariner. He has a more youthful brother, Kimbal (born 1972), and a more youthful sister, Tosca (born 1974).His fatherly grandma was British, and he likewise has Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry.

His maternal granddad Joshua Haldeman was American, from Minnesota. After his folks separated in 1980, Musk lived generally with his dad in suburbia of Pretoria, which Musk picked two years after his folks split up, however now says was a mistake. As a grown-up, Musk has disjoined relations with his dad, whom he has alluded to as “an awful human being”.He has a half-sister and a stepbrother.

Amid his youth, Musk was an ardent reader. At age 10, he built up an intrigue in computing with the Commodore VIC-20. He educated himself computer programming at the age of 10, and by the age of 12 sold the codeof a BASIC-based video game he made called Blastar, to a magazine called PC and Office Technology, for around $500.

A web rendition of the diversion is accessible online. His youth perusing included Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, from which he drew the exercise that “you should attempt to take the arrangement of activities that are probably going to drag out human advancement, limit the likelihood of a dim age and lessen the length of a dull age if there is one.”

Musk was extremely harassed all through his childhood and was once hospitalized when a gathering of young men tossed him down a flight of stairs and then beat him until he lost consciousness.

Musk attended Waterkloof House Preparatory School and Bryanston High School before graduating from Pretoria Boys High School. In spite of the fact that Musk’s dad demanded that Elon head off to college in Pretoria, Musk wound up resolved to move to the United States. As he states, “I thought and seeing that America is the place extraordinary things are conceivable, more than some other nation in the world.”


Knowing it is anything but difficult to get to the United States from Canada, he moved to Canada against his dad’s desires in June 1989, just before his 18th birthday, after getting a Canadian identification through his Canadian-conceived mother.


At age 17, in 1989, Elon Musk moved to Canada to go to Queen’s University, maintaining a strategic distance from compulsory administration in the South African military. He left in 1992 to think about business and material science at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated with a college degree in financial matters and remained for a second four year college education in physical science.

Subsequent to leaving Penn, Elon Musk made a beeline for Stanford University in California to seek after a PhD in vitality material science. Nonetheless, his turn was planned flawlessly with the Internet blast, and he dropped out of Stanford after only two days to end up a piece of it, propelling his first organization, Zip2 Corporation.